Richard Shepherd CBE


Richard Shepherd’s career began as an apprentice in 1960 at the Mount Pleasant Hotel in Worcestershire. After periods at The Savoy, The Grand Hotel, Cap Ferrat, France, followed by a couple of years at La Reserve de Beaulieu, being the first Englishman to be a Chef de Partie, he returned to London’s Dorchester.

Later, he took a position at The Capital Hotel, another first, being the first Englishman to gain a Michelin Star in London, 1974. Richard decided to change direction and joined Langan’s in 1977, which went on to become one of London’s most iconic restaurants.

He was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2000 for services to the hospitality industry.

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