With over 25 years of restaurant experience, Richard specializes in Food and Beverage executive placement. Over the years, he's hired and trained Front and Back of the House staff at a number of venues. This experience helps him screen applicants, accurately advise clients, and present only the best possible candidates for each position.
Prior to joining The Alfus Group, Richard served as General Manager of Le Bernardin, Gotham Bar & Grill, and Café Gray in New York City. He also worked in a variety of Food and Beverage positions with InterContinental Hotels, and has experience opening and repositioning restaurants nationwide.
Richard has a degree in Economics and Accounting from Manhattan College. He is a member of The American Sommelier Association and The Conferie de Beaujolais. He was nominated for a James Beard Award in 1996 for Outstanding Wine Service in America.