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Dara Ryan Biography – Dara Ryan Wiki
Dara Ryan is an Irish professional chef and contestant on the 16th series of MasterChef: The Professionals on BBC One. He is currently the Sous Chef at 36 on the Quay in Hampshire.
Dara moved to New Forest from Limerick, Ireland at the age of 16 to start his journey to becoming a chef. He completed an apprenticeship at Brockenhurst College, then went on to work at The Wykeham Arms in Winchester and Queen’s Hotel in Portsmouth. He now works at 36 on the Quay in Hampshire.
Son of a chef, Dara’s whole family work in the hospitality industry and he hopes to make them all proud by competing in the MasterChef: The Professionals.
Speaking about how he got into cooking, he told the BBC: “When I was a kid I wanted to work as a mechanical engineer in the army, but after I got my first job in a kitchen after finishing school I knew cheffing was for me. My dad was a chef for over 50 years and he’s just retired. My mum was a waitress and my brother and sister work as managers in hotels. Cooking is in my blood. I was silly to think I’d do anything else other than cooking to be honest!”
Describing his style of cooking and any influences on it, he said: “I started off as a pub chef but then worked up to 2 AA Rosette-awarded restaurants and now I work at a 3 Rosette. I love fine dining food and using every part of the animal in my cooking. Foraging for ingredients is also really rewarding. I’m inspired by the seasons and the produce around me and I see my style as modern European.”
Dara Ryan Age
Dara Ryan was age 24 at the time of filming of the MasterChef: The Professionals 2023. He was born in Limerick, Ireland.
Dara Ryan MasterChef: The Professionals
Dara Ryan is one of the MasterChef: The Professionals 2023 contestants cooking in the first heat on BBC One and iPlayer. The heat one contestants, who’ll be cooking up a storm in the hopes of securing a spot in the next round, include Cameron MacBeth, Catrin Rehnström, Himanshu Verma and Dara.
Dara wanted to take part in MasterChef: The Professionals to be “a role model for young people and show that you can come from nothing and build up to something great”. He added: “I’d love to use the competition as a stepping stone for my own restaurant one day. In the meantime I just want to build up my confidence and challenge myself.”
Speaking about his passions outside of cooking, he said: “I played rugby throughout school and after for Richmond RFC and loved it. I like sports and spending time with my family. I haven’t played rugby for a while but I still enjoy watching it with my mates. It’s social too which is great because us chefs don’t get a lot of time outside work.”
Dara Ryan Nationality
MasterChef: The Professionals contestant Dara Ryan is of Irish nationality.
Dara Ryan Instagram
Dara Ryan’s Instagram handle is @chef_dara47_.