Is a Michelin star winning head chef and hotel-owner in Cork, Ireland. Following in the footsteps of his older brother Declan, Ryan did a part of his chef training abroad, working in France with Paul Bocuse in Lyon and the Troisgros family in Roanne. Afterwards, he worked as chef and head chef in Arbutus Lodge, till its closure in 1999. He opened Isaacs Restaurant with his wife Catherine Ryan and their business partner Canice Sharky (formerly of Ballymaloe) in 1992.

Age: 69
Cuisine: Japanese