Richard joined our team at Ballyfin in April 2023 as Executive Head Chef, from the Mandarin Oriental Bittescombe Lodge. He received his first Michelin star and 3 AA rosettes working in the UK in 2014. Richard is a professional who shares all of our values and has exceptional experience working with Michelin-starred properties in the UK.
“I am excited by Ballyfin’s impressive 19th century 8-acres walled garden, which is any Chef’s dream to draw from, and I look forward to working with the fabulous produce that Ireland is renowned for around the world.”
Richard is a Michelin-starred chef who has worked in some of the most exclusive properties in the UK, most recently at the Mandarin Oriental Bittescombe Lodge and Deer Park in Somerset.
Prior to this, Richard was Executive Head Chef at Lartington Hall, Barnard Castle, Durham, and before this at Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter in The Cotswolds where he received his first Michelin star in 2014, as well as 3 AA rosettes. He also worked as Head Chef at Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa, another Michelin-starred hotel restaurant. Richard began his career at the Royal Garden Hotel, in Kensington, London.