Scottish-born chef Raymond Capaldi is well-known to Melburnians for his time at the Hotel Sofitel in the late 1990s, where he established the Sofitel cooking academy. Since moving to London from Scotland in 1986 to work at the legendary Dorchester Hotel in The Terrace kitchen where 2 Michelin stars were awarded with Anton Mossiman.

Capaldi has enjoyed an outstanding career that has included executive roles at some of the premier fine-dining restaurants in the world. His global resume includes the Gleneagles 5 Star Hotel in Scotland, the Park Lane Hotel Hong Kong, the British Embassy in Moscow, Hotel Martinez in Cannes and Sheraton Mirage in Port Douglas.

Other key accomplishments include being named 1992 Scottish Chef of the Year, achieving 3 Chef's Hats in The Age Good Food Guide, The Restaurant Association of UK Young Chef of the Year ’85 and represented the UK in the skilled Olympics in Osaka and achieved 4th place and awarded a diploma of excellence. View more about Ray here.