Matthew Gallagher

Executive Chef, Seasons 52 & Bahama Breeze

Matthew Gallagher is Executive Chef for Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze. He leads all culinary efforts in the research, development and ongoing evolution of the Seasons 52 and Bahama Breeze menus.

Chef Gallagher joined Darden in 2010 as Executive Chef for The Capital Grille, and was promoted to Director of Culinary Operations supporting Darden’s Specialty Brands in 2013. Most recently, he served as Director, Culinary Deployment and Operations, managing all aspects of menu deployment — including menu production, nutrition, allergen, menu analysis and operations excellence — for six Darden brands.

Prior to Darden, Chef Gallagher worked in locally inspired independent restaurants in New England. He also staged in Michelin and AA rated hotels and restaurants in England and Germany.

Chef Gallagher earned his Culinary and MBA degrees from Johnson & Wales University.