Chef Takeover meet the chefs: Rob Condren

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Rob Condren

Rob Condren

Rob Condren is a Chef Takeover 2020 participant and a final year student on the four year BA (Hons) in Culinary Arts degree at WIT

Rob Condren is a fourth-year culinary student. Currently living and working in Waterford. Rob is from a small village near Gorey in county Wexford. Growing up on the family farm he was always interested in food and where it comes from. Rob has always loved cooking and was thought from a young age by his mother, so it was natural progression that rob would go to architecture school for 3 years. He then saw some sense and went for his true passion in a culinary career.

Over his short professional career Rob has been given some amazing opportunity’s and has seized every one of them, from his first chef  job at a beach club in  Long beach, New York, working as pastry chef de Partie in the acclaimed Slieve Donard resort and spa in county Down. The opportunities were not only in his working life but also in his studies. In 2019 Rob travelled to Toronto Canada, to study in the Canadian centre of culinary arts and science at Humber college.

This is only the start of the road for Rob and he is excited for the journey ahead. To see where this road takes him follow him on his Instagram @chef_rob95.


Chef Takeover is an event presented by WIT, Pallas Foods and ABP in partnership with Bellissimo restaurant which saw 12 students create tasting menus with a strong focus on exceptional local produce. The kitchen takeover was originally scheduled for late March 2020 and has been postponed in line with the institute’s closure for student learning as part of Covid-19 measures.

Related Courses

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in  in Culinary Arts
Higher Certificate in Arts in  Culinary Arts

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