Seamus Mullen

Seamus Mullen is an award-winning chef, cookbook author and health and wellness expert. After cooking throughout Spain, New York and San Francisco, Seamus first rose to national prominence in 2006 with Boqueria, one of the first critically acclaimed and highly successful Spanish restaurants in the country. 

In 2009, he was one of 3 finalists on the Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef.” He is now often featured as a guest judge on the popular Food Network series “Chopped and “Beat Bobby Flay,” and is a frequent guest on programs such as The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and CBS This Morning.  

He opened his first solo restaurant Tertulia in Manhattan in 2011, which garnered two stars from The New York Times and was a finalist for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant. In 2013, he opened El Colmado, a Spanish tapas and wine bar at Gotham West Market. In 2014 he opened Sea Containers Restaurant in the Mondrian Hotel in London, and in 2015 he open El Colmado Butchery, in New York’s Meat Packing District. He was awarded “Chef of the Year” by Time Out New York, “Best Chef New York City” by New York Magazine and has been named a semi-finalist for Best Chef NYC by the James Beard Foundation 3 years in a row.

In recent years, Seamus has become recognized as a leading authority in the conversation on food, health, and wellness.  An avid cyclist who raced competitively in his twenties, he was diagnosed in 2007 with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease, that forced him to rethink his relationship with food, and led to his first cookbook Hero Food, published in 2012. 

Through food, exercise and lifestyle changes, Seamus was able to successfully turn his health around and overcome what is commonly considered to be an incurable disease. He shares his story through numerous speaking engagements and workshops around the world and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago-Tribune, The New Yorker, The Times of London, and The Guardian. He has written about his experience for The New York Times, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health and Bon Appetit

Seamus works directly with several leading brands in the food and hospitality industry to help align their products and services with his principles of wellness. Together with Dr. Uma Mahadevan, co-director UCSF Center for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, he has helped develop a pilot program, successfully using food as a principal treatment protocol for Ulcerative Colitis.

In August of 2017 Seamus released his second cookbook “Real Food Heals: Eat to Feel Younger + Stronger Everyday.”  And in May of 2019 he launched his first podcast “goopfellas” in collaboration with Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company, goop. 

Seamus is the Culinary Director for The Rosewood Hotel, Sandhill in Menlo Park, CA, The Culinary Director for Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ as well as the Chef-Partner of Pennycress, a healthy-comfort food concept of Wonder Food.  He is currently working on his third book and lives in Malibu, California.