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Leader of the Pack: Richard Slarp Appointed Executive Chef at QT Sydney

Posted on: 01 May 2024

Richard Slarp has been appointed as Executive Chef of QT Sydney, part of EVT, taking on the operations of the hotel’s dynamic food and beverage offerings.

Slarp has exercised his leadership and culinary skills across iconic dining destinations for over 30 years in the hospitality scene; formerly Executive Chef at Sake Restaurant & Bar The Rocks with Rockpool Dining Group, and Alpha Restaurant, with PUBLIC Hospitality Group from 2022.

Under the guidance of QT Sydney’s Creative Director, Chef Sean Connolly, Slarp will lead the team to execute Connolly’s vision for elevated dining experiences across award-winning signature restaurant, Gowings, neo-French bistro, Parlour, Room Service by QT, and conferencing and events. Slarp will also collaborate with Adriano Zumbo for QTea High Tea.

“I’m pumped to be joining the QT Sydney team and to work under Sean’s leadership. Ready for a new challenge and big into culture, I look forward to getting to know the team and working closely to focus on our ongoing to commitment to making delicious food” says Slarp.

David Sude, Area General Manager QT Hotels & Resorts and General Manager QT Sydney says, “Richard’s culinary pedigree and understanding of the Sydney dining scene will be invaluable for QT Sydney. I am thrilled to welcome Richard and look ahead to an exciting future for the business.”

Part art deco masterpiece, part heritage theatre, QT Sydney is in the heart of the CBD. Guests are met with Parlour, a neo-French bistro offering honest fare as they enter the hotel on Market Street. Ascending the lifts, there is Gowings, inspired by New York’s Little Italy and steakhouse scene, and recipient of multiple accolades including One Hat at The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2024 Awards. Every weekend, QT Sydney’s answer to a traditional high tea is available at QTea, in collaboration with Adriano Zumbo.


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