I’m an aerospace engineer. But my brother and I started working in restaurant kitchens after my parents divorced when I was 14. We had to help my mother pay our bills. I managed to continue working and go to university at the same time. Once I had my degree, I left the kitchen to pursue my career for a while, I wasn’t enjoying it. My brother convinced me to return to cooking – it’s what I’ve always been great at. I went back, and I’m still here today. Happy!

Richard working on a plate on the kitchen