Born in Dublin, Chef Eric Matthews’ career has taken him far and wide. Eric has spent almost 20 years working in some of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in Ireland and the world including The Square in London, time spent at The Fat Duck in Bray on Thames and Guillaume at Bennelong in the Sydney Opera House. Eric’s homecoming culminated in his appointment as Head chef at the Michelin-starred Chapter One on Dublin’s Parnell Square. Eric led the kitchen to maintain its Michelin star for 5 consecutive years.
Born in Chicago and raised in Dublin, Richie Barrett has 15 years experience in such notable restaurants as Etto, Uno Mas, BANG restaurant in Dublin and Supernormal eatery in Melbourne, Australia. Richie has always been passionate about traveling and experiencing other foods and cultures, developing his enthusiastic palette, appreciating food, wines and cocktails. Coming back to Dublin, Richie rejoined the BANG restaurant & bar team as Wine Buyer & Bar Manager, and is a 3-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for BANG. He progressed to lead the team there as general manager.