Knowing me, knowing you…

June 4, 2015 12:45 pm

Richard Wills

Every fortnight we do a brief interview with a staff member from Hotelstaff so you can get to know us a little better!

Our fourth interview for 2015 is:

Richard Wills, Culinary Consultant, Hotelstaff

How long have you worked at Hotelstaff? I have just started at Hotelstaff.

What did you do before working at Hotelstaff?

I ran a successful high-end catering company for boutique weddings and corporate events and special events. Before starting my own business I worked in some of Melbourne’s finest hatted restaurants Vue de Monde, Estelle and the Point at Albert Park as well having experience working in large, high production environments including RACV City Club where I was Chef De Cuisine and Stamford Plaza where I held a similar role.

What is the most enjoyable part of your job? I love being able to contribute to the hospitality scene in Melbourne by placing great candidates into their dream roles and seeing the business grow.

Describe Melbourne in 3 words? Coffee, Cold, Buzzing.

Favourite thing to do in Melbourne? Checking out new eateries and food trucks and also love road trips down the Great Ocean Road.

What does hospitality mean to you?  Hospitality is the business of helping people to feel welcome and relaxed and to enjoy themselves. You may be providing them with accommodation, a meal or a cocktail or even entertaining them. But it is all about customer service and providing the best experience possible for your customers.

Your greatest new discovery? That I can pay for parking at the boom gates on the way out with my credit card!

How do you stand out from the crowd? My colourful cravats!

You can find out more about Richard here: