Tony Ryan graduated with distinction from Rockwell catering college. He worked in various hotels and restaurants before moving to work at the 910-bedroom Cumberland Hotel in Marble Arch, London and also worked at Lords Cricket Ground and Twickenham. Tony moved to New York where he worked in restaurants such as the 250-seater Mustang Harry’s and the 260-seater Robert Emmett’s as Head Chef. During this time Tony also catered many parties for the New York Times, MTV, Broadway Shows and Political Conventions. Tony represented New York in a TV show called Ready Set Cook and he won.
Tony also frequently appeared on the Food Network while working with celebrities such as the Duchess of York – Sarah Ferguson. On returning to Ireland Tony moved to Galway where he was the Head chef in the Harbour hotel, Hotel Meyrick and the Salthill hotel.
Tony took on his biggest challenge to date working in the 4 * Bridge House hotel in 2013 and has not looked back since. With his and the owner’s emphasis on top quality, fresh and innovative food the hotel has been awarded many accolades including Carvery of the year, McKenna guide and Georgina Campbell recommendations to name but a few.