Derry Clarke is one of Irelands most recognized celebrity chefs …
Derry has also been a reality television judge, alongside names like Bibi Baskin and Sammy Leslie on RTÉ One reality television series Fáilte Towers, and he has appeared on other programmes such as The Restaurant, The Afternoon Show and The Panel (in 2008.
Derry’s professional career began at the age of sixteen years. He started his career in 1972, with Peter Barry, known for The Man Friday.
He came back to Dublin in 1977 and worked in Le Coq Hardi in Dublin for four years, under John Howard. He also worked for eight years in Le Bon Appetit in Dublin.
Derry Clarke has received international recognition, having been inducted into Food & Wine Magazine’s “Hall of Fame” and been granted a five-star review by The New York Times. The newspaper described his restaurant as “superb” and “a good spot to linger” whilst in Dublin.