Celebrity Head Chef

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Celebrity Head Chef
HEADCHEF Celeb.jpg
Starring Conrad Gallagher
Wagner Carrilho
Mary Burke
Michael Hayes
Geraldine O'Callaghan
Kohlin Harris
Adele King
Country of origin Ireland
No. of episodes 5
Producer(s) Sideline Productions
Running time 60 minutes
Original network TV3
Original release 25 July (2011-07-25) – 29 July 2011 (2011-07-29)
Related shows Head Chef
Junior Head Chef
External links
Website web.archive.org/web/20110204045805/http://www.tv3.ie/shows.php?request=headchef

Celebrity Head Chef is the second series of TV3’s cookery series, Head Chef. The series features Conrad Gallagher, the youngest chef ever to win a Michelin Star[1][2] and stars Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho from The X Factor; Mary Burke, the mammy from Crystal Swing; Adele King (Twink); Geraldine from The Apprentice; Michael Hayes, the presenter from How Low Can You Go?; and former model Kohlin Harris.[3][4][5]


As there are no eliminations in the show, the series will begin and end with 6 contestants. At the conclusion of the final episode, Conrad will choose the winner.

Wagner Carrilho[edit]

Wagner Carrilho was an X Factor contestant known for his charismatic performances and his unique personality.[6][7][8][9][10] After being rejected in the audition round, Wagner was called back into the competition as Louis Walsh's Wild card. He was eliminated in the 8th week of the X Factor competition after performing in the final showdown with Irish singer Mary Byrne.[11]

Mary Burke[edit]

Mary Burke is the mother and keyboardist of the popular family singing group, Crystal Swing.[12] The group has appeared on The Late Late on RTÉ and The Ellen DeGeneres Show in America.[13][14]

Michael Hayes[edit]

Michael Hayes was the presenter from How Low Can You Go? on RTÉ Two.[15] He is also the presenter of Animal A & E on TV3.[16]

Geraldine O'Callaghan[edit]

Geraldine O’Callaghan was a semi-finalist on The Apprentice on TV3.She was eliminated in the 12th week of the Apprentice competition.[17]

Kohlin Harris[edit]

Kohlin Harris was Ireland’s first supermodel, modelling for Calvin Klein and Versace.[18][19][20]

Adele King[edit]

Adele King is an entertainer better known as Twink formerly of a group called Maxi, Dick and Twink.[21][22] She has also been described as Ireland’s panto queen.[23][24][25][26][27] She is also respected in the sugar craft world.[28]


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