Chef Gallagher’s culinary education started where most great Chef careers begin, in his grandmother’s kitchen. There he learned how to cook with skillful & careful preparation & the importance of hand selecting only the freshest & finest ingredients.
Highly regarded & well renowned, Billy has cooked at the James Beard House, numerous charity benefits including Share Our Strength, & has been featured nationally on Fox & Friends with Julian Phillips, Food TV’s Follow That Food & CBS News with Tony Tantillo. The Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum has invited Chef Gallagher “on deck” as a regular star judge during the annual Fleet Week “Best Chow” Competition, with heavy features in local media.
In his career at Becco Restaurant, Chef Gallagher has represented the Bastianich name at the “Taste of the Tetons Music Festival” in Wyoming, as well as, created a 50-foot-long Pappardelle ribbon to be cut for the televised opening ceremony of the summer annual “Taste of Times Square”. The crowning achievement for Chef Gallagher was having the honor to cook for both Pope Benedict & Pope Francis on their respective trips to New York City.
When not cooking with Lidia on her PBS cooking series, Lidia’s Italy, Chef Gallagher can be found at 355 West 46th Street on Restaurant Row in the heart of New York City’s Theater District. There he works side by side with both Joe & Lidia Bastianich in creating one of the most value-packed & delicious menus in New York City.