Zack Gallagher – Chef – Food Blogger – Socail Media Influencer
Fáilte Ireland Food Ambassador
Irish Food Guide
Zack Gallagher – chef, food blogger, social media influencer and Fáilte Ireland Food Ambassador, is a sharer of other people’s food stories. He works tirelessly towards a goal of enhancing the perception of Irish food.
Zack has food and hospitality in his blood. Growing up, his mother ran a B&B and his childhood was surrounded by food. He learned from his mother and aunts baking and cooking, drying dilisk seaweed on bedsheets and making fish cakes. He started working in a local Donegal Town bakery aged 11.
Having later trained as a chef and cooked everywhere from London to on board fishing boats, Zack started his Irish Food Guide blog in 2008, promoting all that is good in Irish food – food producers, restaurants, events and festivals. From the start he saw it as a food tourism platform, a space to “share other people’s stories and connect everything”. Zack’s @IrishFoodGuide Twitter account has exceeded 32,000 followers and he has become synonymous with Donegal and Irish food.