Richard Galli has been Head Chef at The Goring since July 2017 and has been made Executive Chef following the departure of Shay Cooper earlier this year.
Of Richard’s appointment, David Morgan-Hewitt, managing director of the Goring Hotel commented: “It is like winning the lottery when the best candidate is already an important member of the team.
“We were delighted that so many prominent chefs expressed an interest in the role here at The Goring, but we knew the right man was already on the pass, our existing Head Chef Richard Galli.
“During the recruitment process, Jeremy Goring and I have thoroughly enjoyed eating in many of the best restaurants in the country, which has only served to underline our conviction that we have made the right choice in making this appointment”.
Galli is of Italian descent and grew up in Brazil. He moved to London in 2004 taking his first restaurant position at Conran Group’s ZINC Bar & Grill. Following this he quickly rose through the ranks working with Corbin & King, at both The Wolseley and St Alban. After several years as Head Chef at Morton’s Club in Mayfair, Galli moved to Dubai in 2014 as part of the opening team for the much talked about Beluga Beach Restaurant. He returned to London in 2016, spending a year at the renowned Mayfair restaurant The Square, working with then Executive Chef Yu Sugimoto. He was appointed Head Chef at The Goring in July 2017.
Richard Galli commented:
“It is a great honour to be taking the position of Executive Chef at such an iconic English hotel.
“I have hugely enjoyed the past two years at The Goring and really look forward to continuing to cook dishes that bring the greatest of pleasure to our guests”.