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From seed, pasture, to table I harvest a creative passion for food & beverage in a very real way. My father was a classic French chef and taught me haute cusine. My grandfather was farmer in Ohio and taught me a deep reverence for the earth. The lessons from kitchen and fields provided life-influences that have shaped the way I view food, cooking, and life. Every moment spent I seek to execute my vision on the highest levels to obtain flawless results each and every time.
A life long chef, Richard has traveled all over the USA sharing his love for simple, elegant, and playful cuisine with a modernist twist. He enjoy's crafting perfect private events as well as working as a Personal Chef Los Angeles His cuisine has won accolades with diners and press alike and has been featured on CNN, NY Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many more.
Let me guide you on a Culinary journey into the inner reaches of your soul and mind! My private meals, caterings, workshops, and Pop-Ups are fully integrated and intended to inspire, educate, and excite your mind and senses through a completely interactive sensory experience.
Food is my passion; let me share that passion with you!
Chef, Consultant, & Solution Specialist
I want to help you develop and achieve your vision.
As a Restaurant Consultant I have assisted restaurant owners, hotels, resorts, management companies, and food service entrepreneurs in navigating the complex path to a successful restaurant openings and brand redevelopment.
I have built my reputation on my ability to assist with all phases of the restaurant’s life cycle including: development, concepting, design, opening, redevelopment, and rescue.
I have a long track record of local and national accolades restaurant concepts, and I develop working & sustainable systems that will endure for years to come.
I am able to help with specific challenges your idea or operation may face including:
– Culinary Development
– Concept Creation and Menu Development
– Food Cost Control
– Labor & Budget Control
– Competitive Analysis and Trend Forecasting
– P&L Management
– Team Building & Positive Training Approaches
– Creation, Development, & Execution of Brand Standards
– Creating and Executing Standards of Operation
– Purchasing and Receiving Systems
– Implementing Effective Training Systems
– Implementing Effective Incentive Programs
– Developing Long Solutions for you.
Stop making excuses and let’s start making action plans.
Reach out to me today!
2016 Methodology, #1 Food Delivery Service in USA- www.popsugar.com
2015 Gayot Guide, “Best Happy Hour in San Francisco”
Golden Spoon Award” Best New Restaurant, ROUX, Florida Trend Magazine 2014
2014 New York Times, “52 Places to Go in 2014”
2014 USA Today, “Top 10 Foodie Spots in Tampa – Saint Petersburg”
2014 Tampa Bay Times, “Top 50 Restaurants in Tampa Bay”
2014 Wine Spectator, “Wine Spectator Award of Excellence”
2013 Tampa Bay Times, “Delicious New Dining @ Rococo Steak”
2013 CNN (Holly Firfer), “A Drive along the Upper Colorado River- Sorrel River Ranch”
2012 Wall Street Journal, “Foragers for Voyagers”
2012 Hotel Interactive, “Food Foraging Fun”
2012 Salt Lake Tribune, “Great Holiday Recipes”
2012 Telluride Inside, “Escape to Luxury in the Desert”
2012 Successful Meetings, “Experience Driven Learning Environments – Sorrel River Ranch”
2011 Orlando Business Review, “Top 10 Upscale Restaurants”
2010 Gayot Guides, “16/20 Old Hickory Steakhouse”
2008 CFHLA Culinarian of the Year &
2008 Gaylord Palms Culinarian of the Year
2007 Orlando Style, “Best Fine Dining Restaurant”
In today's culture of unhealthy fast food, eating well can be difficult. Don't know where to start? Let us help with our tailored menu program.
Do you need daily, weekly, or monthly meal prep?
I am fully versed in vegan, vegetarian, Paleo and Whole 30 cuisines an can provide provide you delicious, nutritious, and downright wholesome options. Have me prepare all of our meals with organic, sustainable, and locally sourced ingredients. Please contact me for a custom quote!
Are you looking for someone to provide the food at your next event? Large or small, I do it all! Get in touch to start planning the perfect meal for a special event, business lunch, wedding, cocktail reception, dinner party and so much more. Please contact me for a custom quote for your next spectacular event.
Have Chef Richard Potts come to your home, and we can teach you and your friends at a private cooking class!
From cooking basics to professionally mastered molecular gastronomy techniques, I can help take your technique to the next level.
Please contact us for a custom quote!
Sweet Corn Sabayon, Kuji Mandarin Oil, Chanterelle, Lemon Basil + Baby Kale
Five Spice, Carrot, Black Garlic, Baby Celery Leaves, Beurre Noisette
Fennel Pollen Dusted, Blistered Shallots + Roasted Garlic, Rosemary Aioli, Petite Rainbow Beets with Their Greens + Juices
Coca Cola Demi Glace, Caramelized Anise + Sweet Onion, Purple Potatoes "Ala Robuchon"
Candied Orange Peels, Saffron Broth, Cardamom Dust
Praline + Chocolate Mousse, Hazelnut Croquant, Ganache and English Cream, Honeycomb Sugar