Richard Ousby is an Electrolux ambassador and the Executive Chef of Stokehouse Restaurants in Brisbane and Melbourne.
At just 33 years of age, Richard Ousby already has several major awards under his belt. In 2012 Richard took out the title of the San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Young Chef of the Year, winning out over a high calibre of contestants from across the globe at the competition held in Venice. Prior to this, he was also named the 2011 Electrolux Australian Young Chef of the Year.
Richard’s career began in Brisbane, where he started his apprenticeship working in a family owned Italian restaurant, which he continued and completed in a small hotel. With a thirst for knowledge, Richard moved to England to work for Michael Roux at the Waterside Inn where he learnt about classical French cuisine. In more recent years, Richard worked under Chef, Peter Gilmore, for 3 years, as sous chef at Quay Restaurant in Sydney.
Richard joined Stokehouse Q in late 2012, where he became head chef in early 2013 and quickly rose to the top rank of executive chef for Stokehouse restaurants in 2015. While Richard is still based in Brisbane and is focused on duties at Stokehouse Q, he is currently working towards the exciting re-opening of Stokehouse St Kilda (due to open in late 2016).