With more than 30 years in the culinary profession, Chef Rob Richards has cooked his way through the North East, the Carolinas, and the great state of Texas- in both restaurants and hotels.
He is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. His family moved to Texas at a very influential age. Rob started his career working as dishwasher and prep cook before moving to the front of the house. During that time, Rob longed for the back of the house. His love affair with how to cook and make food for people was his driving force behind pursuing culinary arts school. So, he packed his bags and moved to Vermont where he did his studies at New England Culinary Institute.
Traveling and working in kitchens around the North and south in his tours, Chef Rob’s creations have been served to two presidents and Government officials as well as countless number of celebrities.
Now, Chef Rob is branching out once again! He is going back and helping his community and surrounding areas. Feeding the homeless and helping other local charities and with his Partnership of his restaurant The Pantry in the historic downtown McKinney TX. Chef Rob is also in the works of opening Two Skillets “A Farmers Restaurant” in the McKinney area and also next year he will be starting “The Katy Richards Foundation” after his sister. She lost her battle with addiction this past year and The Foundation will help with the cost of rehab facilities, help ease the burden of starting over and feeling helpless with the journey of staying clean and sober! Its one day at a time!
Chef Rob has been featured in Dallas Morning News, Allen Image, Community Impact McKinney addition for his efforts in helping the local farmers and restaurants in his area and around Texas.