Anna Haugh

Anna Haugh was born in Dublin in the 1980s, and has trained and worked as a professional chef for 20 years. She became a commis chef almost by accident while working a summer job in Jersey, but when she walked into the kitchen, something just clicked. She enrolled in a professional cookery course at Dublin Food school Cathal Brugha Street and her professional chef career began. Anna has cooked professionally in many cities around the world, working with Derry Clarke, Philip Howard, Shane Osborn, and Gordon Ramsay, among others. In May 2019, she opened Myrtle to introduce the people of London to a sophisticated taste of Ireland. The restaurant uses Irish produce, which is the heartbeat of the menu. Anna’s broadcasting career to date includes three series of Royal Recipes; one of the main chefs on BBC’s Ready Steady Cook, and she is a regular on Saturday Kitchen and Sunday Brunch. She is also a regular chef on Morning Live and Saturday Kitchen for the BBC and has appeared on If These Meals Could Talk. In late 2022, Anna was announced as the new Masterchef: The Professionals judge alongside Marcus Wareing and Gregg Wallace.