Ross is from Cork and, and a graduate of University College Cork. He has travelled and worked in the restaurant industry in New York, London and Switzerland. His passion & drive to open his own restaurant brought him back to Ireland where he has become immersed in Ireland’s emerging food culture.
Ross was Commissioner General for Eurotoques Ireland from 2001 – 2004 and is currently one of its commissioners. He also sits as a member of the Taste Council of Ireland .Both organizations are dedicated to promoting the use of organic and artisan locally produced ingredients and Ross’ dedication to this is evident in the menus he creates at Chapter One.
Chapter One Restaurant opened in 1992 and determined effort has taken it to its current standing as one of Dublin’s top restaurants. It was awarded its Michelin star in 2007 and has been the recipient of a number of awards. We have a thriving a la carte business with the advantage of private and corporate dining facilities if so required.
Chapter One is relaxed, comfortable and luxurious. Fine art and authentic granite walls make this a very special dining room, while the use of rich materials and subdued colours make the restaurant and reception area warm and inviting.
All menus are seasonally based for maximum flavour and creativity. Eating at Chapter One is a unique experience offering the best in service and cuisine in wonderful surroundings.
Chapter One has also been internationally feted by top U.S food magazine’s former food editor Colman Andrews as his favourite Dublin restaurant and by Australian Gourmet Traveler as having “a reputation for serving the very best of Irish inspired cuisine”.