Richard Gray

Following a successful 35 year career in Food and Beverage and Hospitality management Richard joined the Association in 2013 to enhance his extensive range of knowledge and skills in the wider Hospitality sector.

Having officiated at a large variety of venues and events, nothing is too much trouble for Richard to deal with, his relaxed, calming and soothing approach is always appreciated by his clients.

Richard is able to deal with a small intimate gathering or a large multi-faceted event with consummate ease in a professional manner which is thoroughly appreciated by both the venue and the client at all levels.

As a skilled food and beverage professional he is able to advise on protocol and procedures for relaxed, informal and formal dining.

Camile and Katherine we’re both absolutely fabulous throughout the planning and day itself, nothing was a hassle and they made everything so easy and relaxed! Also Richard our toastmaster was just incredible. —Principal Hotel, George Street, Edinburgh

Over the last few years as well as his Toastmaster work, Richard has worked as a Freelance Hospitality Manager throughout Scotland with a variety of venues and leading caterers including The Palace of Holyrood House, The National Museum of Scotland, Stirling Castle, Blair Castle, Turnberry Hotel, The Fairmont in St. Andrews, The Scotsman Hotel and many others.

Having been raised in Gran Canaria Richard is fluent in Spanish and is capable of offering a bilingual service.

We wanted to thank you for your help on our wedding day last Saturday. I don’t think we could have made it through the day without you. Our guests all commented on how great you were as well. All the best, James & Michael. —Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh

Our girls on Saturday past thought Richard was fab and thank him for playing along to Santa, they can now bribe the kids for the rest of the year – so the family say. —Braid Hills Hotel, Edinburgh

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