By Richy Virahsawmy.
Richy Virahsawmy has been working in kitchens since he was 14 years old! He trained in London and started his professional career in the Strand Palace Hotel as a first commis chef. He traveled in Australia but returned to the UK working up the ranks in kitchens. He was promoted to a senior sous chef at the age of just 21. Richy then worked in senior chef positions at the UK's Department of Trade and Industry, Inchydoney Lodge and Spa and Avalon restaurant in West Cork. In January 2002 he opened Richy's Bar & Bistro with Barry McAdams and Kevin O'Regan. Richy has been enjoying pushing Richy's Bar and Bistro and he has won several awards. He's part of the prestigious Euro-Toques chef's association and The Good Food Ireland network. In 2008 Richy started working with Michael Flatley looking after some of his private functions. Since 2004 Richy has been giving cooking classes for adults and children of all ages. Nowadays he is keeping busy with his Finni