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Ricki Weston

Ricki Weston

Executive Chef, Whatley Manor Hotel & Spa
Ricki Weston has been appointed Executive Chef at Whatley Manor near Malmesbury, Wiltshire. He oversees the full food offering at the hotel, including The Dining Room, Grey’s, room service, afternoon tea, and private/events dining. Ricki has been part of the team at Whatley Manor for over four years, having previously worked at Restaurant Sat Bains. Born and raised in Storrington, West Sussex, Ricki’s career kicked off in 2010 at Whites Kitchen in nearby Steyning as Commis Chef, progressing to Demi Chef de Partie. He then moved to Wabi, a contemporary Japanese restaurant in Horsham, as Chef de Partie (2011-12). Staying in Horsham, Ricki joined the South Lodge Hotel’s brasserie, The Camellia, as Chef de Partie, with Steven Edwards at the helm (2012-14), before moving to the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant Matt Gillan at The Pass as Chef de Partie (2014-15). In November 2015, Ricki was appointed Chef de Partie, then Junior Sous Chef, at Michelin two-starred Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham where he spent three years, before joining Whatley Manor as Sous Chef in August 2018. Shortly after joining the team, Ricki took part in the 2019 Roux Scholarship where he was one of 18 young chefs who reached the regional finals of the competition.
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