Ricker Restaurants, the Will Ricker-led group, has appointed Richard Moore, formerly of The Ivy Collection, as it new operations director.

Moore has spent the last year as general manager at The Ivy Kensington Brasserie and before that was at The Boundary.

He joins Ricker Restaurants after it recently launched its new modern carvery concept Stoke House at the Nova scheme in London’s Victoria.

Restaurateur Will Ricker told MCA the concept will be his first high traffic venture “for the masses” and would be much easier to replicate than his other restaurants.

Ricker, who is behind Cicada, E&O, Eight Over Eight, and the Great Eastern Dining, as well as a collection of bars, said Stoke House was a departure from the fashionable restaurants he is known for, with a much lower price point.

The contemporary carvery allows customers choose their meat at the counter and pay according to weight, as well as salads and vegetables.