Richard Buckley is a plant-based chef and restaurateur of UK’s esteemed Oak Restaurant1Oak Restaurant. Webpage. Available: https://www.oakrestaurant.co.uk/ [Accessed 24 October 2023]., Bath.
Chef Buckley was raised as a vegetarian and dedicated himself to mastering vegetable cookery while working at various renowned vegetarian restaurants. His five-year tenure as head chef at Demuth’s Restaurant (now Morso2Morso Vegan. About Page. Available: https://morsovegan.co.uk/about [Accessed 24 October 2023].) enabled him to perfected his plant-centric cooking style.
His own restaurants have garnered widespread recognition, gracing the pages of esteemed national publications such as The Independent, The Telegraph, The Times, Olive Magazine, Vegetarian Living, Stylist, and Vogue.
Chef Buckley’s previous restaurant, Acorn, was the country’s first and only vegan restaurant listed in the Michelin Guide 20193Michellin Guide. Great Britain and Ireland 2019. Available: https://guide.michelin.com/en/article/news-and-views/michelin-guide-great-britain-ireland-2019-results [Accessed 24 October 2023]. and won the prestigious Trenchermans award for creativity and innovation 20184Trencherman’s. Trencherman’s class of ’18. Available: https://trenchermans-guide.com/news/trenchermans-class-of-18/ [Accessed 24 October 2023]..
He is also the winner of the Olive magazine Veggie Pioneer 2018 and author of the cookbook ‘Plants Taste Better’5Amazon. Author Profile: Richard Buckley. Available: https://www.amazon.co.uk/stores/Richard-Buckley/author/B07HYZVS6Q [Accessed 24 October 2023]..
“We’d got to a point of 95% vegan … so thought we’d push it over the line. We decided not to tell anyone and no-one noticed.”6Great British Life. Interview with Richard Buckley. Available: https://www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/things-to-do/whats-on/22611434.interview-richard-buckley-owner-head-chef-acorn-bath/. [Accessed 24 October 2023].