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Patrick Reilly

The Majestic Grille
Memphis, TN

Chef Patrick Reilly is a native of, and received his professional culinary education in Dublin, where he apprenticed at the Guinness Headquarters. Patrick trained in London at the Michelin-starred Inigo Jones. Patrick has cooked and run restaurants in New York, Boston, and Orlando.

Reilly moved to Memphis in 2001 to oversee the Gibson Beale Street Showcase, a 1,000-seat catering operation. Reilly opened The Majestic Grille in 2006. The Majestic Grille and Chef Reilly have received accolades including multiple Best Chef and Best Restaurant nods from Memphis Magazine and Memphis Flyer and a 2012 Congressional Proclamation honoring his leadership in the culinary and business communities.

As President of the Memphis Restaurant Association (2013, 2014), Reilly was instrumental in facilitating changes in the Memphis food landscape, including food truck legislation, representing Memphis in the NRA’s ‘Day on the Hill,’ and increasing the MRA’s role in local, regional and national government.