Jockey Club Catering has appointed Richard Herring as its new catering general manager at Epsom Downs Racecourse. He will oversee all catering operations, leading a team of up to 1,400 managers, chefs and frontline staff on key race days.
Herring started his career as a teenage kitchen porter at Goodwood Racecourse and was catering, cleaning and waste venue manager at the London 2012 Olympic Games before becoming motorsports manager at Goodwood Racecourse in 2013. His most recent role was at Reading Football Club.
Herring’s vision for Epsom Downs Racecourse is to raise the venue’s profile as one of the world’s leading high-end racecourses, showcasing the diversity of offerings on race days as well as on other occasions.
“Having spent most of my career at racecourses it is a privilege to become catering general manager at Epsom and be a part of the team that are responsible for delivering the ‘Greatest Flat Race in the World’. We are proud to provide world class hospitality and dining experiences to our guests”.
Nick Campbell, managing director of Jockey Club Catering, added: “We are delighted to have Richard join us at Epsom, he has a breadth of knowledge spanning many years and shares our commitment in striving to provide a world class experience to all our guests. We are excited to begin implementing his catering vision at the racecourse”.
Jockey Club Catering is a venture partnership between Jockey Club Racecourses and Compass Group UK & Ireland, to provide quality catering, hospitality and service at 15 racecourses nationwide.