The youngest chef to ever win a Michelin star, the Letterkenny man’s life has a rollercoaster of ups and downs which has seen him jailed, made bankrupt before rising from the ashes again.
Now in his new guise as a television chef, Gallagher gives 8 kitchen hopefuls the chance of a lifetime to become Ireland’s Head Chef.
After whittling down thousands of hopefuls, the final 16 will be cut in half in the first episode to the reveal the final 8 chosen by the master chef for the stars, Conrad Gallagher.
After selecting the final 8 contestants each subsequent episode will see our aspiring chefs challenged and encouraged by Chef Conrad who has a life-long interest in training up new talent.
Conrad will set the 8 finalists tasks to test their cooking abilities as they demonstrate their skill, determination and passion to kick-start or seriously boost their culinary careers.
The winner will win a month long paid training course in Conrad’s restaurants in Sligo or Dublin plus €10,000 cash.
And if the new chef impresses Conrad they could be offered a full-time job.
As each episode reaches boiling point, one hopeful will hang up their apron as the others continue their journey to win the title of Ireland’s Head Chef. As tantrums simmer and egos burn out, who can handle the heat or be evicted from the kitchen?
TV3 Director of Programming Ben Frow said they expect the show to be a huge success.
“We are delighted to have one of Ireland’s most successful chefs with the station for this exciting new series. Conrad is a real talent and a big personality and I have no doubt that both will come across in the series.”
Ireland’s Head Chef begins tomorrow night Friday at 9pm.