Chef in Washington, District of Columbia
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 County Leinster, Horgan’s passion began with watching his mother and her sisters making a bit of Irish magic in the kitchen of the his family home. 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.
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 Ireland to hone his skills at the Dublin Institute of Technology, then spent 15 years plying his trade in looking to be a private chef for some one .I am Irish and have been featured on Guys Grocery Games and 's Kitchen which is yet to air.