Ross Lewis is an Irish Michelin star winning head chef and co-owner of the restaurant Chapter One.
Lewis grew up on a farm and went on to study Dairy Science at University College Cork. He discovered cooking as a living while working on a student visa in the United States. He later went to London to learn the trade of a chef. Through a schoolmate he found a job at the restaurant Odin’s, owned by Peter Langan. From there he went on to Dolphin Brasserie as junior manager and to Le Chat Botté Restaurant at the Beau Rivage Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland.
He came back in Ireland in 1990 and some time later took the chance of taking over Chapter One in the Dublin Writers Museum. The restaurant started trading in 1992 and was subsequently awarded a Michelin Star in 2007 and still retains it today.
Lewis also served three years (2001 – 2004) as Commissioner General of Eurotoques. Currently (2008-2011) he is a normal commissioner. In 2011, he was the head chef for the State Banquet during the State Visit of queen Elizabeth II to Ireland.