Matthew Varbel - ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
Matt got his start in hospitality at age 18 working banquets at the Doubletree Riverside in Boise, moving a few years later to the Red Lion Downtowner as their Banquet Manager. Matt then made a big change, relocating to California to take the Banquet Manager position at the San Francisco Hilton, a four-star property and the West Coast’s largest hotel. There he endeavored to give guests 100%—100% of the time. Like so many Boiseans who move away, Matt missed Idaho’s four seasons, camping and snowboarding, and after 10 years of working and living in the City, he moved back home. Matt’s skills and background are tailor-made for Richard’s. Look for him in the dining room and in our event spaces, helping us give our guests 100% every day.
Ryan Buddenbohm - ASSISTANT MANAGER
If you’ve ever dined with us, you’ve seen Ryan--he’s the one wearing the snappy bowtie! Ryan has worked for us since starting as a host at Café Vicino in April 2015. Since then, he’s worked as a bartender, floor manager, server and inventory/ordering specialist. So it only made sense to promote our “Jack-of-all-trades” to Assistant Manager. He is passionate about exceeding guests’ expectations and striving to give them the Richard’s experience. If you’re lucky, and ask nicely, he might perform a sleight of hand trick for you—Ryan is also an amazing magician! (And, yes, he’s available for parties!)
Rebecca Bailey - PASTRY CHEF
Becca grew up in upstate New York where she fell in love with all things food. She received a degree in Forensic Science and moved to Idaho to work in a crime lab. Finding that work less fulfilling than she had hoped, Becca turned to her love of baking as a way to fill her time. It’s no coincidence that pastry is the most scientific of the culinary arts, so with her science background, Becca was able to make the career move to pastry chef. She loves creating amazing desserts and absolutely loves seeing the joy it can bring someone—because dessert really is the best part of any meal!