Get to know me better
Always striving for excellence
I started working in the restaurant industry at 14 years old and in 2004 I entered into culinary school at The Art Institute of Phoenix. While in school I started working at The Four Seasons Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 2006 I graduated with Highest Honors and continued working at the hotel for about another year when I transferred to The Four Seasons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for three years. Late 2010 I was chosen the be the head sushi chef of The Four Seasons in Denver, Colorado. In 2011 Jackson Hole called my name once again, so I moved back to help run a wildly successful sushi restaurant. I then began to climb the ranks of being a chef, working as Executive Sous Chef at the Amangani Hotel and later as Executive Chef of a Gastropub called Gather. In 2015 I moved back to Denver to take a break from restaurants and in 2017 I started my own personal chef company "Five Star To You" as a way to be able to cook for the love of food and making people happy with an amazing dining experience.
For me, cooking is...
Everything... My passion and my artistic outlet
I learned to cook at...
Four Seasons Hotel- Scottsdale, Arizona/ Jackson Hole, Wy/ Denver, Co. Amangani/ Cafe Genevive/ Gather/ Jackson, Wy Linger/ Izakaya Den/ Denver, Co
A role model in the kitchen is...
Chef David Kinch of Manresa in California
A cooking secret...
Cooking with love, creating depth of flavor, pushing peoples boundaries
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Denver.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Denver. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Denver.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Denver.
Richard's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Book your experience with Chef Richard
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.