Conrad Gallagher


The Chef

Conrad Gallagher was the youngest chef ever awarded a Michelin star, at the age of 26 in 1998 for his Peacock Alley restaurant in Dublin, Ireland. He is renowned for infusing haute cuisine tradition and luxury aesthetics with diverse contemporary and global culinary influences.

The young aspiring chef trained under haute cuisine legends – Paul Bocuse in Lyon, Laurent Manrique and Daniel Boulud in New York, and Alain Ducasse in Monaco, honing his culinary flair and learning the business of restaurants.

Owning his own restaurants, in Dublin, London, New York, Las Vegas and South Africa, further honed his hands-on understanding of the business of restaurants from concept and start-up, through financial management to sustaining customer delight and engagement.

At the same time, Conrad built a reputation as a consultant to international hospitality groups, developing and launching new restaurant concepts as well as trouble-shooting and overhauling existing establishments.

As CEO of a leading Middle East food & beverage consultancy, Gallagher led the development and launch of more than 50 new restaurants in Abu Dhabi and Qatar in two years, before opening the Dubai headquarters of Food Concepts 360 in 2019.

What we do

Food Concepts 360

Trusted advisors to leading hotel groups, high-end restaurants, bistros, brasseries and steakhouses, with global reach and experience.

Food Concepts 360 has a proven track record in end-to-end solutions – original concept development and design, execution through project management to launch, and restaurant management.

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Chef's Connection

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Chef's Playground

Food concepts 360

Chef's Connection

Culinary directors, Executive chefs, Pastry chefs, Chefs de cuisine, Speciality chefs, and Private chefs.

Since 2016, The Chefs Connection has gained its reputation for representing the industry’s leading chefs by finding talented and passionate individuals to match their ambitions. The hospitality world has evolved rapidly over the past decade and The Chefs Connection has been at the forefront supporting the industry’s elite to expand their empires both locally and abroad.

We have gained trust by connecting our clients and chefs’ needs, whilst delivering a bespoke first-class service throughout the placement process. With this in mind, we have formed long-lasting relationships which are recognised within the industry by finding them an array of long-lasting placements which has enabled our clients to be successful.

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Chef's Playground

A cooking studio where chefs & cooks come to collaborate, cook, learn and explore the craft of cooking and shop for signature cookbooks, chef tools and speciality ingredients.

At The Chefs Playground, our teachers are passionate leading award-winning chefs whose worlds revolve around the art of cooking, creating and sharing knowledge. Our recipes, craft and skills will be passed on to all avid cooks coming through our doors.

We believe recipes should be shared and embraced and cooking boundaries should always be pushed to the limit.