Multi award winning chef Richie Wilson has been working in the food industry for 25 years and has been an Executive Chef for the past 13 years. He trained under some of Irelands greatest chefs like Paul Flynn of The Tannery and Kevin Thornton of Thornton’s.
Prior to his current appointment he was Executive Chef of The Clyde Court and Ballsbridge Hotels, The Burlington Hotel, The Morrison Hotel and The Hilton Hotel Dublin he has brought with him his dedication to Irish produce and artisan producers to create his own ideas of what modern Irish food should be.
Currently the Executive Chef of both Ireland’s busiest restaurant and Ireland’s newest restaurant along with soon to be relocated Zaragoza Restaurant.
FIRE Restaurant and Lounge is a multi-award winning venue located in the heart of Dublin city centre, in the popular Dawson Street and St. Stephen’s Green Vicinity.
FIRE’s dining room was originally built in 1864 as the Lord Mayor’s ‘Supper Room’ and features incredible vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows and a beautiful terrace overlooking the Lord Mayor’s Garden. Today it is the most historical and impressive dining room in Dublin. FIRE’s culinary team focus on using fresh, in season produce to create dishes bursting with a multitude of flavours and are firmly committed to supporting sustainable local Irish produce. FIRE only serve the finest selection of award winning meats and produce that Ireland has to offer.
SOLE Seafood & Grill encapsulates the true taste of Ireland in the heart of Dublin, offering the ultimate dining experience for any occasion. A restaurant like no other; the chic interior is complemented by a stylish bar and tasteful food and drinks menu. Enjoy a warm Irish welcome in this stylish restaurant where the pleasure of fine wine and great food meets. From shore to soil, provenance is paramount in producing a menu full of show-stopping dishes.
Whatever the occasion, whatever your needs, we can assure you a memorable night of luxury and laughter at SOLE
A native of Artane, Richie Wilson attended St. Joseph’s CBS in Fairview. He trained in professional cookery in Athlone IT and went on to win Professional Chef of the year winning a Scholarship to Johnston and Wales Culinary Arts University in Rhode Island. Richie has been a regular on day time television for many years as Chef for The Afternoon Show and The 4 Live show and is now a regular contributor on The 6 O’clock Show on TV3. He has been a regular guest on 4FM radio shows and FM104. Along with this Richie was the Host Chef of The Down’s Syndrome Ireland’s dinner Circle initiative and has been a contributor to a number of charity cookery books. He is the presenter for the Dine in Dublin event launch night each year and sits on the judging panel for The Irish Quality Food Awards annually.