Celebrity Chef Clare Smyth

Celebrity Chef

Likening cooking to flower arranging (letting each flower (flavour) compliment and contrast one another) head-chef at Gordon Ramsay's three-hatted Royal Hospital Road, Clare Smyth is renowned for her dedication to perfection.

Northern Ireland born Clare grew up in the Bushmills area, a stone’s throw from the beautiful Giant Causeway. At the age of 15 she knew she wanted to be a chef and as a youngster she worked in restaurant kitchens at the weekends and school holidays. The first restaurant she worked in was the Hillcrest Country House (now The Smugglers Inn). Clare was introduced to the world of Michelin star kitchens at 15 years old. Her earliest food memories in Northern Ireland was Soda bread and pancakes, ‘everything came with potato’!

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