Richard Ousby exits Stokehouse

04 June, 2019 by
Annabelle Cloros

The Van Haandel Group and Richard Ousby have announced they will part ways after six years.

Ousby joined the group as sous chef of Stokehouse Q before he was promoted to the role of head chef. He most recently worked as the executive chef of Stokehouse Restaurants (Brisbane and St Kilda), a role he has occupied since May 2016.


“Some of my fondest memories of being a chef are at Stokehouse Q and I will never forget the amazing people I have worked for and with,” says Ousby.

Stokehouse Q has won a number of awards under the watch of Ousby, including two hats, and Frank van Haandel says the chef will always be a part of the Stokehouse family.


“We have forged not just a strong working relationship, but a personal friendship which will live on,” says the Van Haandel Group owner. “It has been a pleasure witnessing not only his professional development, but also his growth outside of work…”

Ousby will take some much-deserved downtime before making his next move. “I will take some time to relax and be a better father, get a hobby or two and work on what and where my journey is,” he says.


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