Ross Lewis is an Irish culinary master to be reckoned with. His passion lies in sourcing local and high quality produce, embedding it in his restaurant Chapter One in Ireland.

Having had experience working at Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli and with Olivier Roellinger, Ross gained a thirst for finding inspiration from his surroundings, raw materials, artisan producers and craftspeople. He opened Chapter One in 1992, earning a Michelin star in 2007 for his cuisine. He aims to create a story about his self-development, reflecting the honesty and integrity of his food.

Most recently, Ross wrote his first cookbook, ‘Chapter One an Irish Food Story’.


FOUR Questions with Ross

Describe your culinary philosophy in 5 words... 

Cooking in an Irish Prism


How did you feel when you were awarded your Michelin star? 

Emotional & rewarded


What is your greatest inspiration? 

The passion of small Irish producers


What three things would you take to a desert island? 

A chicken, a knife and a magic lantern


Chapter One

Basement of Writers Museum

18 – 19 Parnell Square



+353 1 8732266