Richard Hunt


Richard, a true Devonian born and bred, has been here at The Grand Hotel for 3 ½ Years, redeveloping the food offering, to ensure Hotel dining remains at the highest levels within Torbay.

His career has taken many paths from Working for Formula 1 World Champion Nigel Mansell, for 5 years to working in kitchens within France and London.

Having competed regionally and Nationally, Richard is now a culinary judge at the highest level, most recently assessing the Armed forces Cookery Salon at Sandown in Surrey.

His passion also extends to providing the next generation of Chefs with guidance and tutor ledge, and is a Patron of Thames Valley University in London where he attained his Bachelor of Science in International Culinary Arts.

Richard is also heavily involved in the local schools and Colleges, promoting the industry to the next generation, through demonstrations and lectures.

Richard has recently been appearing on National Television in the UK with appearances on Iron Chef, Edwardian Farm, Kirstie Allsop’s Handmade Britain, and Monster Munchies, as well as representing Devon in the PDO application for the protection of the Devon Cream Tea.

In his spare time (what little is left!) Richard is a keen cricketer, Sea Angler and erratic golfer!

Also with his collection of over 1000 cookery titles, the industry is never far away.