Searcys & BaxterStorey announce new partnership with Richard Corrigan

Acclaimed chef, Richard Corrigan has been announced as Chef Partner by hospitality heavyweights; Searcys and BaxterStorey. Part of the WSH Group, the two businesses welcomed Richard earlier this month.

A giant on the London restaurant scene, Richard is famed for his unique energy and passion for seasonal ingredients sourced from Britain and Ireland. His restaurant, Corrigan’s Mayfair has been awarded London Restaurant of the year, while Bentley’s and Daffodil Mulligan continue to be shining stars on the London restaurant scene.

His estate, Virginia Park Lodge in Ireland also provides his restaurants, including his soon to open The Park Café, Dublin, with fresh wild herbs, vegetables, and fruits.

Searcys is welcoming Richard back to the business, after collaborating with him in the past. He will be working alongside talented chefs in the business to develop new menus and signature dishes for some of the most prestigious locations including the Gherkin, The Barbican and The Pump Room, Bath.

Searcys will be announcing ticketed events and activations, as well as development opportunities for its chefs across the business.

Richard said, “'It’s great to be back working with Searcys, BaxterStorey and the wider family, and to be part of mentoring the next generation of chefs. They work in some fantastic locations across the UK and the shared commitment to food provenance and unpretentious cooking makes it a match made in heaven!”

As part of the partnership, Richard will also be working with the UK’s largest independent hospitality business, BaxterStorey, in the UK and Ireland. With shared values and a passion for local, seasonal produce, the partnership is a perfect match.

Paul Jackson, Managing Director at Searcys added, “We are incredibly excited to be working with Richard Corrigan.

'His passion for seasonally led locally sourced British and Irish ingredients along with his belief that hospitality is about creating magical moments reflects the Searcys’ ethos. It’s a real cultural alignment and we look forward to drawing on his flair and Michelin-starred experience to further develop our food offering and create memorable events.”

Ronan Harte, Chief Executive at BaxterStorey, said, “We have a long-standing relationship with Richard, and I am delighted to welcome him into the business to support menu development across the UK and Ireland.

“Richard is renowned as a pioneer in our industry with his approach to ingredient-led cooking, with a vast portfolio of highly successful restaurants and is an inspiration to many. We look forward to developing and growing our outstanding hospitality offer with a united core focus of great, seasonal food with Richard’s support and experience.

This strong partnership will not only help us build on a bright future for our chefs but will further drive our bold and exciting food innovation which centres around delighting the customer through memorable food experiences.”