Williams Racing are honoured to welcome Michelin-starred chef Niall Keating to the team as a brand associate in 2022.
“I’m incredibly excited to be working with Williams Racing this year,” said the 31-year-old who claimed the Young European Chef award in 2018.
“It’s humbling to know that such a prestigious team recognises an affinity in what we each do and want to achieve.
“There’s a similarity between a Formula 1 team and a kitchen brigade and how it all works - both follow a process based on precision, respect and challenge, and there’s little room for mistake.
“It’s been an intense few months, having left Whatley Manor and launched Lunar in Staffordshire late last year, but I’m excited for what this year holds and looking forward to being a part of this year’s Williams Racing events.”
Hailing from Staffordshire, Niall is one of the few chefs in the country to have two Michelin stars to his name.
Members of our UK fanbase may recognise Niall from BBC2’s Great British Menu, where he was crowned Champion of Champions.
A strong advocate for sustainability in the gastronomy industry, he became one of the first UK chefs to receive a Green Star, a new distinction from Michelin to recognise restaurants that are leading the way in the industry on sustainable practices.
It’s these practices that CEO and Team Principal Jost Capito is looking forward to seeing with the team in the coming months, saying: “Niall is an exceptional chef.
“His experience, creativity and passion for sustainable practices make him an exciting addition to our trackside team and our hospitality offering for our guests. I can’t wait to see the amazing experiences he will create.”
Niall will create a set of sustainable, fine dining menus for Williams’ trackside guests at eight Grand Prix events across the racing calendar. He will also be working closely with Williams’ Head Chef, Dan Motchman, to develop food concepts and menus for the team and special celebrations at track.
Niall and Dan will collaborate in the kitchen throughout the 2022 season