Standing 6’4” with bright golden hair, Chef Declan Horgan could be easily mistaken for the fast- talking, rough-riding characters behind Irish gangster films like Snatch, or BBC’s popular Peaky Blinders. He has the same stoic street-wise edge, but in reality he’s a mountain of culinary knowledge.
A native of Dublin with titanic skills, Chef Horgan’s passion began with watching his mother and her sisters making a bit of Irish magic in the kitchen of his family home. Chef Declan Horgan learned the intricacies of wild game and seafood from his father, an avid hunter and deep sea angler. His was a childhood spent equal parts: foraging for mushrooms and berries in the Dublin Mountains or roughing the streets of Dublin’s Southside with his rugby teammates—fellow frequent rabble- rousers at pubs such as the 200-year old International Bar.
Chef Declan Horgan came of age when he left the when Emerald Isle for the kitchens of Paris. After teaching himself French and suffering under the tutelage of a Master Chef, Horgan returned to Ireland to hone his skills at the Dublin Institute of Technology, then spent 15 years plying his trade in . Since moving to America he has appeared on Guy’s Grocery Games twice and is a contestant on the new season of Hell’s Kitchen with Gordon Ramsay season 19 which will air January 7th 2021 on Fox.