The Goring has announced the appointment of Richard Galli as executive chef.
Galli has been head chef at the hotel, including the Michelin-starred Dining Room, since July 2017. The announcement comes following the departure of Shay Cooper in early 2019.
Galli, who is of Italian descent, grew up in Brazil. He moved to London in 2004 taking his first restaurant position at Conran Group’s ZINC Bar & Grill. Following this he quickly rose through the ranks working with Corbin & King, at both The Wolseley and St Alban. After several years as head chef at Morton’s Club in Mayfair, Galli moved to Dubai in 2014 as part of the opening team for the Beluga Beach Restaurant. He returned to London in 2016, spending a year at the Mayfair restaurant The Square, working with then executive chef Yu Sugimoto. He was appointed head chef at The Goring in July 2017.
Richard Galli said: “It is a great honour to be taking the position of executive chef at such an iconic English hotel. I have hugely enjoyed the past two years at The Goring and really look forward to continuing to cook dishes that bring the greatest of pleasure to our guests”.