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About Raymond

Meet Team RB

My brilliant Field Marshals

It is crucial to have a great team around you, and I am lucky to work with the very best at The Raymond Blanc Consultancy.

They bring a wealth of experience to my businesses and brand, from project direction, to culinary skills, event management and organising my day-to-day schedule.

And don’t forget, we offer a truly bespoke event service, creating unparalleled dining experiences throughout the world. Whether for an intimate dinner party in your home to a large scale brand event, we can do it all. From 2 to 2,000 guests, we are at your service.

Find out more about ‘Team RB’ below.

Team RB

Lydia Shevell
Adam Johnson
Leanda Pearman
Dan Fitzhugh

Dan Inniss-Fitzhugh

Assistant Development Chef to Raymond Blanc OBE

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Raymond Blanc Protégés

I have always thought it was crucial to pass on one's skills to the next generation.

As a self-taught chef, this is something I am truly most proud of. To have nurtured so many successful chefs through our kitchens and to have helped create a network of incredible talent across the world... there is nothing greater. I am proud to say 34 of my protégés have gone on to win a Michelin star for themselves.

Below are some examples of the marvellous craftspeople we have had the pleasure of working with. An incredible brigade.

Gary Jones

Executive Head Chef at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons since 1999
2 Michelin at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Oxfordshire
1 Michelin at Homewood Park
1 Michelin at Waldo’s Restaurant

Benoit Blin

Executive Pastry Chef at 2 Michelin star Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, is one of three judges on the BBC Two television series Bake Off: Crème de la Crème. Benoit has worked as Chef Pâtissier for over 20 years.

Clive Fretwell

Executive Head Chef of Brasserie Blanc
Former Executive Head Chef at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Thomas Fairhall

Head Chef of Arsenal Diamond Club
Former Sous-chef at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Michael Caines

Holder of 2 Michelin stars for 18 consecutive years. TV personality, celebrity chef, entrepreneur and hotelier
2 Michelin at Gidleigh Park, Devon
1 Michelin at Lympstone Manor

Agnar Sverrisson

Modern European chef with Scandinavian influences, using British produce sourced from both the earth and sea combined with ingredients from Sverrisson’s native Iceland.
1 Michelin, Texture, Regents Park

Ollie Dabbous

Dubbed "the kitchen rock star", Ollie Dabbous gained his first Michelin star after only eight months. In April 2018 he opened his third venture - Hide - a restaurant on three floors in Mayfair.
1 Michelin at restaurant Ollie Dabbous
Opened Hide in April 2018. Watch this space...

Paul Heathcote

The only chef in the North West of England ever to hold two Michelin stars. Chef, restauranteur, food consultant and TV personality.
2 Michelin at Heathcote’s, Longridge, Lancashire

Eric Chavot

Head Chef at the Bob Bob Cité restaurant in London, and Consultant Chef at the Royal Albert Hall’s Coda restaurant
2 Michelin at The Capital, London
1 Michelin at Chavot Restaurant, London

Alan Murchison

Was the first chef outside London to have three restaurants all with Michelin star recognition
1 Michelin, L’Ortolan, Shinfield, Berkshire
1 Michelin, Becasse, Ludlow
1* Michelin, Paris House, Woburn, Bedfordshire

Bruno Loubet

Creator and Head Chef at The Grain Store - known for giving vegetables an equal billing. Now retired on a farm in Australia.
1 Michelin, Four Seasons Restaurant, London

John Burton-Race

Michelin-starred chef and TV personality, made famous by the Channel 4 series French Leave and I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.
2 Michelin at The Landmark, London
2 Michelin at L’Ortolan, Berkshire
1* Michelin at New Angel, Dartmouth

Michael Bedford

Now living in Australia
1 Michelin, Trouble House, Gloucestershire

Martin Burge

Former 2 Michelin-starred Executive Chef at Whatley Manor, now Culinary Director of the Farncombe Estate of three hotels in Worcestershire
2 Michelin, Whatley Manor

Richard Neat

At the age of 29 he was one of the youngest ever recipients of a second Michelin star
2 Michelin at Pied á Terre
2 Michelin at Richard Neat Restaurant, Cannes

Aaron Patterson

After 24 years leading the kitchen at the one Michelin-starred Hambleton Hall, Aaron Patterson has his sights firmly set on gaining his second star.
1 Michelin at Hambleton Hall, Rutland

Andrew Hamer

Head chef at one of the top spa hotels in Bath
1 Michelin at Homewood Park, Bath

Eric Barbe

Culinary Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Shanghai
1 Michelin at Auberge de la Galupe, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France

Fabio Baldassarre

Italian chef and founder of Unico: the highest restaurant in Italy.
1 Michelin at L’Altro Mastai, Rome, Italy

Simon Haigh

His food celebrates seasonal produce, with Simon growing many ingredients in his own kitchen garden
1 Michelin at Mallory Court, Warwick
1 Michelin at Inverlochy Castle, Fort William, Scotland

Stewart Eddy

Committed to showcasing West Country produce.
1 Michelin, Huntstreet House, Bristol (now at The Square, Porthleven, Cornwall)

Chris Horridge

His approach to cooking is nutrition-focused, with an emphasis on fresh flavours and carefully-considered textures and colours.
1 Michelin, Bath Priory, Bath

Mike Womersley

Classical British/French cusine
1 Michelin, Lucknam Park
The Three Lions retreat in the New Forest National Park

Peter Eaton

Former Head Chef at the Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park
2 Michelin, Vineyard at Stockcross
Feathered Nest country inn in the Cotswolds

Pino Lavarra

Southern Italian chef now at the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong
2 Michelin at Palazzo Sasso, Italy

Adam Simmonds

Now Executive Chef at the Pavilion in London and Consultant Chef
1 Michelin, Danesfield House, Marlow
1 Michelin, Ynyshir Hall, Aberystwyth

Alejandro Cancino

Elite vegan Argentinian chef
Bulgari Restaurant
1 Michelin Bulgari Restaurant Tokyo

Careers with Raymond Blanc

Would you like to work with me?

If you would like to be a chef in my kitchen, or a member of my brand team, you should know that I only want the best. You need to be ready to show commitment, to always ask questions, and to have incredible attention to detail. You will work hard - there is no doubt - but the rewards are exciting too!

Careers at The Raymond Blanc Consultancy

If you’re interested in working with Raymond and his team at The Raymond Blanc Consultancy, we’d love to hear from you. From kitchen, to brand and other areas of expertise, we have our eyes out for the best.

Please feel welcome to send us your C.V. and a little information about yourself. We’ll also post vacancies on here from time to time. Thank you from #TeamRB!

Raymond Blanc Careers

Careers at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons

Our aim at Belmond Le Manoir is to create a centre of excellence, whether you would like to work in the gardens, reception, maintenance, events, kitchen, dining room, marketing or housekeeping.

To find out more about the exciting careers we have at Belmond Le Manoir, visit us by clicking the Belmond Careers link below.

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Belmond Careers

Careers at Brasserie Blanc

If you like people, love food and are willing to work hard and continually learn and improve, you may be the perfect person to join our family.

If you are interested in a skilled chef position, are looking for a position in our Front of House team or if management is where you want to be please send a full C.V. to

Brasserie Blanc Careers

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