Conrad Gallagher

Conrad Gallagher is an international chef renowned for his innovative flair in applying an haute cuisine aesthetic to diverse global culinary styles.

Considered a trailblazer for haute cuisine in his native Ireland, his Peacock Alley restaurant in Dublin was awarded a Michelin star in 1998, making him, at the age of 26, the youngest chef ever to be awarded the coveted rating.

Gallagher trained under Paul Bocuse in Lyon, Laurent Manrique and Daniel Boulud in New York, and Alain Ducasse in Monaco, honing his culinary flair and restaurant business expertise. He has owned restaurants in Dublin, London, New York, Las Vegas and South Africa, developing deep skills in the business of restaurant management and turnarounds through hard-earned experience.

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.

Working with a team of chefs and specialists in hospitality and design, Gallagher combines his classical training, creative vision and inspiration from global culinary trends to provide cutting-edge original restaurant concepts and end-to-end hospitality business solutions.

A passionate writer, Gallagher has documented the highs and lows of his early years as a rising culinary star in his autobiography Back on the Menu: My Rollercoaster Life, as well as authoring several cookbooks. He owns three successful restaurants in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.