#FOUR News | Ricardo Costa named ‘Rising Chef’ by Relais & Châteaux

22 Dec 2016
2 min read
Ricardo Costa, Executive Chef at the The Yeatman Hotel, was awarded the ‘Rising Chef’ trophy at the annual Relais & Châteaux Trophies Awards Gala in Tokyo.

It’s been a week of culinary achievements for the luxury Portuguese hotel, as recently, theGastronomic Restaurantat The Yeatman became the first restaurant ever in Porto to be awarded two Michelin Stars.

TheRelais & Châteaux Trophiesrecognise expertise and excellence in the art of hospitality and fine dining, with theRising Cheftrophy awarded to young chefs whose creativity, imagination and commitment earmark them as the future grand masters of the fine dining around the world. The luxury group recognised Chef Ricardo Costa’s ‘sensational cuisine, which ’adds a touch of modernity and creativity to traditional dishes, combined with the best national wines’.
Chef Ricardo Costa, who brought the first Michelin Star to Porto in 2011, said ‘The Relais & Châteaux trophy is a recognition that we are continuing to evolve in our culinary journey. The entire restaurant and hotel team work hard to provide the best experience for all who visit us. It is an honour to see this effort recognized at the highest level.’

Ricardo Costa received his formal education at the School of Hotel and Tourism in Coimbra and gained his extensive experience in Portugal, Madeira, Spain and the UK. His career has taken him through several top restaurants. He worked as a Chef at El Girasol with Chef Joachim Koerper and later became Sous Chef of the Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa with the Executive Chef Jerónimo Ferreira. He became Head Chef for the first time at the Restaurant Portal, in London, in 2007, and Executive Chef of the Restaurant Largo do Paço, at the Casa da Calçada Hotel in Amarante, where he earned his first Michelin Star in 2009 and 2010.

Showcasing Portugal’s vast range of fresh produce as well as its diversity of regional specialities, theGastronomic RestaurantatThe Yeatmanstrives to offer Porto’s most inspiring dining experience. With an extensive wine cellar housing one of the world’s most comprehensive selection of Portuguese wines, theGastronomic Restaurantmakes a special feature of food and wine pairing, further complimenting the culinary experience

A member ofRelais & Châteauxsince 2011, The Yeatman shares the luxury group’s vision of hospitality based on service excellence: the art of well being, proximity, care in detail.