Doncaster Features: Famous Doncastrian: Richard Cawley
Richard was a Royal dress designer & TV cook - he was born and raised in Donny. His Dad was the head of the local Water Board and Richard attended Doncaster School of Art. The family lived on Thorne Road just up from Christ Church.
He gained a place at the 'Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne', an esteemed fashion school in Paris. He graduated with honours and was invited to work at Bellville Sassoon designing couture and ready to wear collections for many famous and Royal ladies, including Diana, Princess of Wales.
After the Royal wedding Richard decided to leave Bellville Sassoon, and in 1984 he won the prestigious Mouton Cadet cookery competition in the Observer - and overnight he changed a career in fashion for one in food.
He has written many books on food, countless food, cookery and travel articles for many magazines and newspapers, and appears on many cookery-related programmes such as Ready Steady Cook.
Richard has also regularly appeared in pantomime and has published a novel - The Butterfly Boy.