A Gorey, Co. Wexford Native, Wade started his culinary career at a young age. Feeding his love for cooking, Wade trained at DIT Cathal Brugha Street and later at GMIT
He moved to England and spent 7 years working in hotels and restaurants in and around London, working from 2 AA Rosette to 1, 2 and 3 Michelin Star standards.
In 2001 he joined the opening team of the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin, quickly gaining promotion to Sous Chef. Also helping with the openings of other Four Seasons hotels in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt and London and in June 2005 he moved to the F.S. Chicago, undertaking the roles of Restaurant Chef and also Banquet Chef.
In 2007 he returned to Ireland to open Lisloughrey Lodge, as Executive Chef. In 2010 he joined The Lodge at Doonbeg as Executive Head Chef, picking up an array of awards in those couple of years including Best Chef Connaught & Munster.
May 2013 saw the opening of 1826 Adare which he owns with his wife Elaine. His food and the standards in the restaurant have received exceptional reviews from Ireland’s top critics, such as Catherine Cleary, Tom Doorley, Lucinda O’Sullivan, Gillian Nelis and John McKenna and awards to date include - Best Restaurant in Munster 2014, 2015 & 2016 and Best Chef in Limerick 2015, 2016 & 2017. 1826 Adare was awarded a much coveted Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland 2016 & 2017, something Wade considers as one of the highlights of his career to date.
Wade was also Commissioner General of Euro Toques Ireland from February 2013 to February 2016 and continues to sit on the Board of Commissioners.
You can catch Wade on Friday 14th at 2pm in our demo tent at Fishmarket Square