Anna Haugh Biography

Anna Haugh is a well-known Irish chef, restaurateur, and television personality. She was born in Ireland on November 6, 1980.


Haugh was born in Dublin, but he spent his childhood in Tallaght. She received her secondary education at Presentation Secondary School, which is located in Terenure, and completed a professional cooking program at the TU Dublin School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, which is located in Dublin. She started out in the business in the big city, working for Derry Clarke of L’Ecrivain. After that, Haugh relocated to London, where she began her professional career and worked alongside Philip Howard, Shane Osborn, and Gordon Ramsay. While in Paris, Haugh also collaborated with Gualtiero Marchesi.

She opened the Myrtle Restaurant in Chelsea, London, in May 2019, naming it after Myrtle Allen, an Irish chef who was awarded a Michelin star for her work and who was also a co-founder of Ballymaloe House.


While Haugh was still employed at Pied à Terre with Shane Osborn, he made his debut as a television actor in the 2004 episode of The Stress Test, which aired on the BBC. She was a guest judge on the American version of Gordon Ramsey’s show Hell’s Kitchen[4] in 2013, and she currently appears as a chef on the British version of the show Ready Steady Cook[3], which is hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal.

Haugh and Michael Buerk co-presented two seasons of the BBC show Royal Recipes together. Haugh has also appeared as a guest judge on Masterchef alongside John Torode and Gregg Wallace, and he has been a guest on Sunday Brunch alongside Simon Rimmer and Tim Lovejoy. She has also been a guest on Tastemade with Numra Siddiqui, which Numra Siddiqui hosts.

In the year 2020, Anna defeated Michelin-starred chef Aktar Islam to win an episode of the competition Snackmasters that was broadcast on Channel 4.

Anna is a resident chef on Morning Live[1] with Kym Marsh and Gethin Jones, in addition to making frequent appearances on Saturday Kitchen. [TRANSLATION]

In the year 2022, it was revealed that Haugh would be taking Monica Galetti’s place on the judging panel of Masterchef: The Professionals.

In the eleventh episode of Series 17 of the BBC show Celebrity Masterchef, which aired in September 2022, Haugh appeared as the special guest chef and was responsible for assigning the dish challenges to the competing chefs. Lisa Snowdon, Kitty Scott-Claus, Katya Jones, and Ryan Thomas were the four competitors who appeared in this episode.


In 2019, Haugh was presented with the award for Best International Chef at the FOOD AND WINE Awards

In 2021, the AA bestowed three rosettes upon the Myrtle Restaurant, which is situated on Langton Street in the city of London.