Gaz Smith: ‘I was 21 when I first had fish. None of us knew how to cook. If it couldn’t be made in five minutes, we didn’t have it’

He’s one of the most well known chef /restaurateurs in the country. But behind his charming, cheerful demeanor and mischievous social media antics is a painful past — including a suicide attempt and a 
run-ins with police — which he reveals in here in Life for the first time

Chef and restaurateur Gaz Smith. Photo: Nina Val

Lucinda O'Sullivan

Everyone has a story and, often, it’s a story that lies buried deep within for many years, concealed behind the smiles and laughter of getting on with life and putting on a good face.

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