Professional Chef's Corner

Chef Rich We welcome our newly featured private Chef and owner of enRich a Bistro, Rich Knowles. We welcome his catering and personal chef expertise  within our community and to our family of local residents and visitors of Manatee and Sarasota Counties. The Knowles family has deep roots in Manatee County.  So it was only natural that Executive Chef Rich Knowles was inspired to start a restaurant that his childhood friends & family could enjoy.  After graduating from Manatee High School in Bradenton, Rich moved to Gainesville, Florida for college.  Soon his culinary passion would lead him to Big Sky, Montana where he cooked under classically-trained chefs at the Timber’s Restaurant and the ultra-exclusive Yellowstone Club.

Chef Rich’s journey took him to Austin next, to assist in the opening of the iconic Bob’s Steak & Chop House.  An opportunity arose to accept the Executive Chef position at Bradenton staple Ezra Cafe.  Months later, Rich and his father, Dick Knowles, offered to buy the restaurant and transformed it into the culinary playground now known as enRich Bistro. Signature recipe link below.
Chef Rich signature recipes: