Edward F Gallagher III, aka Chef Eddie G, is an American Celebrity Chef, author, restaurant consultant, and TV Personality. He has previously owned five restaurants and is a Culinary Ambassador at 15 Super Bowls and 3 Rose Bowls. Gallagher is considered the most interesting chef among his peers because of his cooking adventures.
Where it all started?
Eddie was born in Manhattan to Leona & Edward Gallagher. While growing up, he had access to numerous cooking components like herbs, spices, and sauces that gave rise to his interest in cooking, where he was first introduced to a whole new world of cuisine.
As a kid, he showed off the cooking skills he was introduced as “sous chef.” He still remembers that to assist her mother in making family dinner, he didn’t reach the counter, so he stood on the stool. After a few years, Eddie got his first job at an Italian restaurant, where his passion for cooking aroused more because he witnessed the magic of feeding guests a good meal.
He says, “A true chef has to love hospitality as much as they enjoy preparing the dish. I learned this as a young man, and it has driven my passion for this industry ever since.”
That is why Eddie went to Johnson & Wales Culinary School right after graduating to pursue a bachelor’s degree in culinary art.
The adventures of Gallagher after becoming a certified chef
Gallagher quickly went to the top among his peers with his cooking skills after he graduated from cooking school. The reason for that is, unlike others, he decided to travel worldwide as a chef to participate in food festivals, and cooking shows to continue his growth in the culinary arts.
Explaining his experiences while traveling the world, he says, “There was nothing more interesting to me than pursuing a life of creating great dishes and memorable experiences for guests, meeting new people, tasting new foods, and learning new cultures inspired everything I had accomplished in the kitchen.”
Eddie went to 18 different countries and worked in 100 kitchens worldwide. This gave him first-hand experience as he returned home with all the new skills and techniques, he incorporated into his cooking methods while in East Harlem.
“Every new place I travel, every guest’s comment, and every new flavor I find makes its way into the kitchen and your dish,” said Chef Eddie G.
Whatever dish Eddie creates is the ticket to an unforgettable experience he provides his guests. He has appeared on numerous TV shows and in magazines, giving him the title of American celebrity. He has also authored a cookbook, “Cooking Local with Chef Eddie G” which will be released soon.
During his career, he has been featured on Food Network, Coast2Coast Cuisine, Food Network- Great Food Truck Race Season 9, Prime Video, Disney, and NBC, and in Over 300 Food & Wine Festivals Globally. He has cooked at more than 11 Super Bowls and the last five Rose Bowls. You can see him on some recent projects Chef Eddie G’s Kitchen and Locavore Greenery.