Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards 2016

Chris Richards, ‘Chef of the Year’, the final three!

Thank you once again to everyone who voted for us and made us 1 of 3 finalists for ‘Chef of the Year’ at the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards! We are still over the moon to have been recognised by our lovely customers in this way.


We had a wonderful night at the awards dinner earlier this month, but sadly, Head Chef Chris Richards didn’t win on the night. The award instead went to Eric Guignard, Head Chef at a two rosette, fine dining restaurant in Surrey (tough competition!).

We are incredibly proud of Chris and to have been among some of the finest foodies in the county was a real honour!


It has been six and a half years since Chris joined the company. Not only is he a highly talented chef who consistently produces food of exceptional quality, but he also possesses so many other valuable attributes that make him an excellent Head Chef who is a joy to work with. He is a good leader, thoroughly liked and respected by his team and he has a great track record of mentoring and developing other junior chefs.

Special mention to our friends at Albury Vineyard who won their category of ‘Producer of the Year’!

Book online below to enjoy Chris’s seasonal menu