“As a chef, my philosophy is firmly rooted in a sense that food should reflect both who we are and where we are. My upbringing on a rural farm in Ireland taught me to appreciate unpretentious, fresh, seasonal food and that, in turn, is what I have become known for. I was wonderfully surprised when I discovered Home Renaissance Foundation and learned that its vision promotes the work of the home. Without the care and education, I received at home, I would not be who I am today. I am proud to be able to stand up for the work of the home as a patron of Home Renaissance Foundation.”
From his home in Ireland, Richard catapulted himself into the prestigious ranks of the culinary world and his restaurants have won him both critical and public success. He is the owner of Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill (London and Dublin) and Corrigan’s Mayfair – which has been awarded AA Restaurant of the Year 2010. Richard is also very active in public spheres. He has written three cookbooks (The Richard Corrigan Cookbook: From the Waters and The Wild, Cookery School and The Clatter of Forks and Spoons) and appeared on television numerous times, including his appearance as a participant in the Great British menu competition. He is also a champion of responsibly sourced products through his involvement with the Farm to Fork and Slow Food Movements.