W Bali – Seminyak has announced the appointment of their new Director of Culinary, Richard Bias. Born in United Kingdom, Richard grew up in a country pub where his ma\other ran the kitchen and his father took care of the bar. He discovered his love and passion for cooking when he started to help around the kitchen and eventually his first culinary job in London’s Simpson’s in the Strand, a grand old restaurant steeped in history.
With 20 years of being in the culinary worlds, Richard has received numerous achievements and accolades such as Runner Up for Gordon Ramsay Scholarship 2001 and finalist in Academy Culinary Arts Awards of Excellence 2000 and numerous medals at Salon Culinarire’s in Dubai and London.
As the new Director of Culinary, Richard Bias oversees all the hotel’s dining venues form modern grill FIRE, pan Asian restaurant Starfish Bloo, sunset spot Woobar, W Lounge to the 24/7 In Room Dining. He brings his expertise along with new and untouched ideas to the table, creating innovative menus for a true W dining experience. He will be introducing a series of new ala carte menus to be served at FIRE starting form February 2018 onwards.