The chef is stunned by the shock catering offer from fashion design house Alexander McQueen

A Leamington chef who started a private catering business in lockdown will soon see his kitchen adorning some of the world’s most stylish fashion houses. Richard Bramble left commercial kitchens to create Bramble Dining in hopes of achieving success on his own.

And it didn’t take long for Richard to add a stellar name to his fledgling company’s client roster. Bramble Dining have been approached by the office of Alexander McQueen to supply a bespoke range of canapes and cocktails for the official launch of the SS22 collection inspired by the famous fashion designer ‘London Skies’.

Richard was commissioned to create culinary works of art to complement McQueen’s ethereal Spring/Summer range, launched at their flagship store in Old Bond Street. Bramble Dining tapped Cotswolds-based Liquid Spirit Events to provide specialty cocktails and mocktails for the event last month

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Richard’s sweet and savory recipes, perfected over several weeks, will now be replicated by chefs around the world at Alexander McQueen’s launch events and fashion shows in Europe, China and the United States. Richard said: “You can imagine our excitement when we were contacted by Alexander McQueen.

“They asked us to create canapes and cocktails to match the colors of the sky and the London skyline. Obviously we’re extremely proud to work with a company of this caliber. It’s a huge boost for our independent business to have such world-renowned companies who want to partner with us.”

The new SS22 collection, overseen by creative director Sarah Burton, is unveiled on catwalks around the world and is inspired by chasing storms, romanticizing London’s often gray and unpredictable weather. Invoking the changing skies, the British designer presented a range of dresses as well as dramatic coats and blazers, which seem to dance in the wind.

Leamington chef Richard Bramble teams up with famed fashion designer Alexander McQueen

Richard added: “As a chef, it is a huge privilege to have my canape designs replicated around the world by other chefs for every launch event this spring and summer. It has been a fabulous opportunity for us to introduce Bramble Dining, where we are already breaking through as a new restaurant business in London.”

The Alexander McQueen brand remains a major player in the fashion world following the famous designer’s death in February 2010. Ms Burton took over the creative side of the brand in May 2010 and went on to design Catherine Middleton’s dress during her royal marriage to HRH. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, in April 2011.

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Joseph E. Golightly