Richard Davies to return to The Vineyard for one night only as part of 'Back to the Vine'

Richard Davies

Richard Davies

Head Chef 21st June 2018

Richard Davies to return to The Vineyard for one night only as part of 'Back to the Vine'

The Vineyard is celebrating its 20 year anniversary, and to mark this milestone they have created a culinary festival to celebrate the great talents who have been through their kitchen.

From Monday 25th June to Sunday 1st July, seven fantastic Michelin starred chefs who have previously worked at The Vineyard will be showcasing their culinary excellence which will include:

Shay Cooper, Nathan Outlaw, Matt Gillan, Richard Davies, John Campbell, Daniel Galmiche and Billy Reid.

Why did you want to get involved with Back to the Vine?

As soon as I was asked, it didn’t even require thinking about. I wouldn’t be doing what I do had it not been for my time at the Vineyard with John Campbell and Andrew McKenzie. A proper Chef and a Proper Hotelier!

Can you tell me a bit more about working at The Vineyard - what did you enjoy most about your time there?

I loved my time at the Vineyard, I had just come out of London and initially was only supposed to be there for 3 months before going to work in the states, the visa fell through, and the chance to stay and learn from John was too good an opportunity to turn down. John to this day, I would say has the best knowledge of food of any chef I have ever worked with. Just don’t ask him about the time he tried to change Andrew McKenzie’s windscreen wipers!!

Do you have any favourite memories from your time at The Vineyard that you are particularly fond of?

This was my first Sous Chef role so thrived on the responsibility, John really encouraged me and filled me with confidence, maybe a bit too much as I moved on too quickly from there with a lot still to learn.

What are you most looking forward to about taking part in Back to the Vine?

Being back in the kitchen there, seeing some old faces and cooking at such a beautiful venue once more

How beneficial do you think these chef collaborations are and what do you enjoy most about it?

It's always great getting together with other chefs, I think this event though, is going to be very special as all the chefs cooking here have worked through the kitchens of this famous hotel, and all bar one have been mentored by John.

Find out why Shay Cooper is returning to The Vineyard

Find out why Nathan Outlaw is returning to The Vineyard

Find out why Matt Gillan is returning to The Vineyard

Find out why John Campbell is returning to The Vineyard

Find out why Daniel Galmiche is returning to The Vineyard

Find out why Billy Reid is returning to The Vineyard

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