Anna Haugh is the chef patron of Myrtle Restaurant in Chelsea, London. She started professionally cooking at Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin, almost 20 years ago. Anna’s apprenticeship took place at L’Ecrivain in Dublin and she went on to work in Paris for Gualtiero Marchesi. When Anna first moved to London she worked with Shane Osborn at Philip Howard. She was a director of foods and head chef for Rocket Food before becoming head chef at London House for Gordon Ramsey. Anna opened Myrtle in 2019. One of her ambitions was 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 .Anna is 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.