experience, relationships and the opportunity
Classically trained - qualified with professional catering diploma and an advance diploma in International Culinary Arts - 7061, 62 and 63.
Over the years, Richard has worked in 3 Rosette and Michelin Starred properties receiving tuition from accomplished Michelin Starred Chefs.
Years of experience
Having relocated to Somerset some 15 years ago, Richard has worked at Charlton House, The Priory, The Royal Crescent, Huntstrete House and Ston Easton Park to name but a few, more recently, Richard took the role of Head Chef for Goodfellows, based in Wells, which led to his expertise being utilised in the then Shepton Mallet Goodfellows.
A new beginning
Richard had a deepheld desire to open a relaxed Neighbourhood Brasserie, which heralded quality local produce and showcased South West produce and artisans.
When the opportunity arose to take the helm of the site in Shepton Mallet, Shepton Brasserie was born. Knowing that the area is changing demographically, Richard took advantage and that was his opportunity to realise his ambitions.
Richard has introduced a menu comprising of quality, seasonal produce from the South West, and is proud to support and work closely with the many artisan producers in our area to deliver his dishes on a daily basis.