Brian (42) is competing in MasterChef Ireland and is originally from Ballymena but now is settled in Dublin. Brian is a huge foodie! When he was young his grandmother would cook curries and meat ragu that were considered very exotic at the time and this allowed his imagination to transport him to far off places. A dream of his was realised when he got to eat at the French Laundry in California in 2008. He says that if he could turn back time he would pursue a career in food. Brian loves to experiment with food and take traditionally classic combinations and present them with a modern twist. He is a perfectionist when it comes to the cooking of food.