Richard Corrigan

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Richard Corrigan is a celebrity chef and restauranteur. He has appeared on TV in stints on Masterchef‘, Saturday Kitchen, and Full on Food. He has competed in the The Great British Menu and won both his vote heats and cooked for the Queen.

Richard has a passion for uncluttered food, which has won him international acclaim at Soho’s Lindsay House and at Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill.

Born in Dublin in 1964, he grew up in a rambling farming family that grew, fished and hunted much of their food. One of Richard’s earliest memories was his daily sprint past the beehives while heading into the paddocks to feed the pheasants.

Fresh food installed a natural confidence in Richard. So, at age 14, he became a trainee chef at a local hotel. He packed his suitcase and left Ireland for Holland aged 17. There he honed his skills in a series of Michelin starred restaurants. He then moved to London to work with Michel Lorrain at the Meridian Hotel in Piccadilly.

Michelin Star

He went on to become head chef at Stephen Bull’s Blandford Street restaurant, followed by stints at Mulligan’s in Mayfair and then the famous Bentley’s Seafood Bar & Grill. It was there he discovered the pride taken in a good English restaurant by its customers. Richard then gained his first Michelin star at the famous Fulham Road restaurant in 1994 before moving to the Lindsay House in 1997.

Many further accolades followed, including an ‘outstanding chef award’ at the London Restaurant Awards in 2000 and Le Gault Millaut naming Lindsay House as one of London’s top five restaurants in 2005.

In 2006 Richard was one of 4 chefs who won the Great British Menu to cook for the Queen’s 80th birthday. In 2011 he began presenting his own show, Corrigan Knows Food.

Richard believes food should reflect both who we are and where we are, and his cooking draws deeply on his Irish roots. A celebrated Irish chef, Richard Corrigan remains true to his roots in the rugged countryside of County Meath.

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