Richard Holden is on a mission to teach us all to grill delicious, nutritious food every day.
Through live product demonstration and hands on masterclasses, Richard debunk’s the myths that barbecuing is difficult, time intensive and only for bangers and burgers on the one hot weekend of the British Summer!
He teaches the simplicity of creating delicious, nutritious meals on the BBQ any time you want and inspires people to get creative with outdoor cooking.
Richard is not only passionate about the versatility of the BBQ, but food sourcing and sustainability. He believes in using the best quality ingredients, for the best flavours and the best results.
After graduating from Tante Marie Culinary Academy in April 2012, Richard worked for one of London’s premier catering companies before spending three years with Weber, the UK’s number one BBQ business. It was at Weber that Richard discovered his passion for teaching, touring the UK demonstrating the ‘lid down’ cooking method to thousands of people and introducing them to the unlimited range of dishes that can be cooked up on a barbecue. Richard has since led barbecuing demos at some of the UK’s top foodie events, including Grillstock, CarFest and Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival.
It was Richard’s overflowing passion for barbecued British food and teaching others how easy it is to cook it, that led him to launch Richard Holden BBQ in 2015: a cookery school which passes on the skills and passion needed to cook up a world-class barbecue.
In his free time, Richard volunteers with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, fundraising for their Fifteen Apprentice Programme and passing on the skills he’s learnt to the young people on the course, continuing to inspire others through his love of food.