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Executive Chef Richard Nurse CCC

With over 25 years of culinary experience, he brings a dynamic and innovative energy to the John D. Bradley Convention Centre’s diverse culinary scene.

Professionally trained Chef de Cuisine Richard Nurse has been with the Chatham Convention Centre since opening in 2012.  His passion to continuously learn and perfect his craft has resulted in a rewarding career within Southwestern Ontario where he has held leadership positions in restaurants, hotels, golf clubs, and entertainment venues.  Chef Richard has been the lead on multiple openings of new facilities throughout Canada and United States.  In 2002 he opened the Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario where he was responsible for overseeing and managing all culinary operations including the on-site restaurant, 38 luxury boxes, 5 meeting rooms and back stage catering.  Chef Richard has cooked for a numerous amount of distinguished personalities such as famous artists like Shania Twain, Tom Petty, Gwen Stefani, Billy Joel, Jann Arden and world-renowned bands like Metallica, Our Lady Peace, Pearl Jam, Guns N Roses and the list goes on and on.

The thirst and drive of the culinary world that sparked Chef Richard’s passion in the beginning years has only increased and he proves to show that dedication and creativity through his cooking.  Chef Richard is motivated to share his wealth of knowledge to inspire and create a dynamic team to develop a delicious, tasteful experience for your next event.

Check out Chef de Cusine Richard Nurse’s menus on our website >