Seamus Mullen is an award-winning New York chef, restaurateur and cookbook author known for his inventive yet approachable modern Spanish cuisine. In August 2011, Seamus opened his first solo restaurant Tertulia in Manhattan’s West Village, which was awarded two stars from The New York Times, three stars from New York Magazine and a finalist for one of the industry’s highest honors, the James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant. Most recently, Seamus opened El Colmado, a tapas and wine bar at Gotham West Market, a new food hall in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen.
Seamus first rose to national prominence in 2006 with the opening of Boqueria, a highly successful tapas restaurant in New York’s Flatiron District, and again in 2009, as one of 3 finalists on the popular Food Network series “The Next Iron Chef.” He has been a contributing columnist to Everyday with Rachael Ray, and was a regularly featured judge on the James Beard Award-winning Food Network series “Chopped.” In 2012, Seamus released his first cookbook “Hero Food: How Cooking with Delicious Things Can Make Us Feel Better,” published by Andrews McMeel. He currently contributes to SURFACE Magazine and Panna, an iPad video cooking app.