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CORNELIUS GALLAGHER​
Professional Experience​

Celebrity Cruises
Vice President, Food and Beverage

Miami, FL.

Celebrity Cruises is part of the RCL portfolio of brands. In addition to providing a modern luxury experience for our guests, at Celebrity we also care about the positive changes required to sustain the environment and leave the world a better place. Onboard, our spaces are brought to life through the vision of some of the world’s top designers and architects. In our restaurants, bars and lounges we feature cuisines and wines from the most awarded Food and Beverage team in the cruise industry.

Owner

New York, N.Y.

A casual Asian restaurant on the upper east side of Manhattan.

Corporate Chef

Islip, N.Y.

BRG, a successful restaurant group based in Islip N.Y. features a broad variety of restaurants tailored for the Long Island market. Concepts include an upscale steakhouse, a casual cafe, a southern Italian restaurant, a seafood concept, a big box pan Asian eatery and two large waterfront American restaurants.

Executive Chef

New York, N.Y.

New York’s premier luxury event company, Sonnier and Castle has served some of the world’s most discerning palates. Regular clients include a myriad of celebrities, political leaders, top fashion houses and cultural icons.

Executive Chef

New York, N.Y.

Situated on 54th Street between Park and Madison, Oceana was ranked amongst the world’s top seafood restaurants. A commitment to top quality ingredients, truly sustainable seafood and expert culinary execution paired with warm, friendly and polished service were what set Oceana apart.

Stagaire Cuisine

Roses, Spain

Rated the #1 restaurant in the world, El Bulli personified creativity and redefined modernist cuisine for generations of chefs. Situated on the ocean in Roses, Spain overlooking the Costa Brava, El Bulli consistently garnered international acclaim, including a coveted 3 star Michelin designation for Chef Ferran Adria.

Sous Chef

New York, N.Y.

Master Chef Daniel Boulud’s eponymous flagship restaurant Daniel has always been, inarguably, amongst the world’s finest restaurants. Having received more awards and accolades than any single restaurant in America, Daniel continues to define what high end, contemporary French dining should be.

Sous Chef

New York, N.Y.

Helmed by 3 star Michelin Chef Laurent Gras, Peacock Alley featured inspired Parisian cuisine, a world class wine list and highly formal service in an elegant and opulent setting.

Stagaire Cuisine

St. Pere sous Vezelay, France

Nestled in the foothills of Vezelay, France, 3 star Michelin chef Marc Meneau’s L’Esperance featured the inspired countryside cuisine for which he was known. This haute temple of gastronomy was a true reflection of his love of Burgundy.

Chef de Partie

New York, N.Y.

Situated in the St. Regis hotel, Lespinasse became known as the standard bearer of elegance and refinement in the hospitality industry. Rated as the #1 overall restaurant in New York, legendary chef Gray Kunz was known best for his rare blend of Swiss precision, French culinary technique and fearless use of rare Asian ingredients. 

Executive Chef

New York, N.Y.

A beautifully quaint little French American restaurant on the water which we opened with a very small team in the mid 90’s, La Plage was voted the most romantic restaurant on Long Island, and continues to be open to this day.

Poissonier

New York, N.Y.

Widely regarded as the #1 restaurant in the United States at the time, Bouley sat high amongst the pantheon of the world’s greatest restaurants. Heralded Chef David Bouley won multiple awards, including a 4 star review from the New York Times, as well as the designation of #1 restaurant in America by the Zagat restaurant survey.

Roundsman

New York, N.Y.

One of the world’s most iconic hotels, the Waldorf featured a handful of elegant restaurants and bars, a legendary 3 tiered banquet room which sat thousands, distinguished architecture and world renowned Belle Epoque design.

Student

Hyde Park, NY

Having produced some of the finest Chefs and restaurateurs globally, the Culinary Institute of America is the finest culinary school in the world.