The six celebrities that will be taking part were announced recently: Grainne Seoige will be first to enter the kitchen. Grainne will be followed by professional snooker player Ken Doherty, fashion experts Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney, Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh, entrepreneur and businessman Bobby Kerr and broadcaster Anton Savage.
Each celebrity will have to impress a panel of critics, including Marco Pierre White and Tom Doorley along with a guest critic each week. Their task is to produce a top-class three course menu.
The diners at the restaurant and the critics will not know the identity of the celebrity until the service is over. The celebrity will step out of the kitchen and face the critics in front of the diners to find out their star rating (from 1–5).
Denis O’Sullivan, Head of Commercial, Gas Networks Ireland said: “We are delighted to be partnering with TV3’s ‘The Restaurant’ as it returns to our screens on March 23rd. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase the unparalleled flexibility and benefits of cooking with Natural Gas.”