2:13 AM 12th February 2020
10 in 10’ – Richard Dunn
Richard Dunn, director and chef at Honley’s small hospitality chain Mustard and Punch Group – comprising of Punch Bar and Tapas, Uno Cucina and Krafty – is the latest regional business professional in the hot-seat as The Yorkshire Times gives him just 10 minutes to answer our 10 burning questions.
What does a typical working day for you involve?
Because of the nature of the job – every day is different. I always start with some form of exercise to clear my head and set me up for the day. I’m currently doing a lot of menu writing and planning for the outside catering section of our business ‘Yorkshireman Catering Co’. However, I’m also hands-on in the kitchen, and you can find me there on evenings and weekends!
What makes your company special?
We have a really great team with lots of loyal, hard-working employees. Our trio of businesses are all based close to one another in the beautiful village of Honley and lots of our staff are local. I think this really gives our businesses that ‘personal connection’ to the community.
Do you have any business rules that you swear by?
Speak to others how you would want to be spoken to – and always have a bit of a laugh!
Do you dress up or down for work?
When I’m in the kitchen it’s important to look smart, but also to be comfortable.
What piece of advice would you give to your 18-year-old self?
Do your best in everything you do.
What’s your favourite Yorkshire venue for an event or team away day?
It’d have to be a nice walk over the Pennine Way with staff.
How do you prefer to travel for business?
We don’t do much travelling but, as a general rule, I prefer walking or going by bike.
What’s your favourite place in Yorkshire to relax?
Coniston with my wife and family.
Where is your favourite place to eat in Yorkshire, and what dish do you recommend?
Punch Bar and Tapas! Although I would say that. The Sunday Roast plate is a great new addition to our menu – it’s my favourite!
What do you miss most about Yorkshire when you are away?
The greenery and hills – I get out into the countryside at every possible chance.