Chefs

Watch Ireland's best chefs cook up a storm!

  • Neven Maguire

    Neven Maguire

    Neven Maguire is Ireland’s best-loved chef. A true culinary star, the restaurateur and media personality is well known for his award-winning MacNean House & Restaurant in Blacklion, Co. Cavan. He has published 12 cookbooks and and a host of successful programmes for RTÉ.

    At the core of Neven’s philosophy is a commitment to using only the finest local seasonal ingredients and he works closely with Bord Bia to promote Quality Assured Irish produce. 

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  • The Happy Pear

    The Happy Pear

    The Happy Pear started out back in 2004 with a small veg shop and a big dream. Dave & Steve had been travelling the world and such is the power of their twin bond, despite being on opposite sides of the world, they switched to a plant based diet within a week of each other. The Happy Pear seed was sown. Now among Ireland's favourite television personalities, they are committed to creating simple recipes, teaching healthy habits, spreading happiness and everything in between.

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  • Simon Delaney

    Simon Delaney

    Better known to Irish audiences from Bachelor's Walk, Coronation Street and most recently TV3's Saturday AM, Simon Delaney's cookery skills first came to the fore, when he captured the nation's imagination on 'Celebrity Masterchef'.

    The experience awoke a love of food in Simon that led to the publication of his first cook book, 'Simply Simon's, The Diner Cookbook' in 2017.

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  • Catherine Fulvio

    Catherine Fulvio

    Catherine Fulvio is the proprietor of Ballyknocken House & Cookery School and an award-winning author of five cookbooks with three TV series under her belt.  As well as hosting regular cookery classes, both public and private in the cookery school, Catherine tours the island of Ireland making appearances at festivals and events, hosting fund-raising Cookery Demonstrations for sports organisations, schools and other public and private events drawing crowds of up to 600.

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  • Richard Corrigan

    Richard Corrigan

    A bone fide star of Irish food , Richard Corrigan has has had a glittering career, winning two Michelin stars, establishing acclaimed restaurants in London and Dublin and cooking for such esteemed guests as the Queen of England and the British Prime Minister.

    In 2014, Richard, a well-known TV personality and three-time winner of 'The Great British Menu', acquired the Virginia Park Lodge in County Cavan, where he caters for weddings and private events and grows herbs and vegetables for his London restaurants, Bentley's and Corrigan's of Mayfair.

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  • Gearóid Lynch

    Gearóid Lynch

    Chef Gearóid Lynch and his wife Tara are the proprietors of the award-winning fine-dining restaurant and guesthouse, The Olde Post Inn in Cloverhill, Co Cavan.

    A Fáilte Ireland Food Champion, Gearóid’s love and appreciation of home-grown produce was fostered at a young age on his family farm. He gained his professional experience at Thornton’s and Le Coq Hardi in Dublin, as well as the Michelin-starred Pied à Terre in London, and Lea Linster, Luxembourg. In 2000 Gearóid won the Euro Toques  Young Chef of the Year.

    Diagnosed with coeliac disease in 2013, Gearóid learned everything he could about his condition and re-imagined all the meals denied him; Yorkshire puddings, fish and chips, pasta and pastries, adapted for a gluten-free lifestyle but with no compromise on taste. Gearóid has now shared his experience in his new cookbook, ‘My Gluten-Free Kitchen’.

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  • Shane Smith

    Shane Smith

    Master Pastry Chef Shane Smith from Lavey in Co. Cavan is Head Pastry Chef and Head of Product Development at Airfield Estate, Dundrum.

    Shane started working as a chef at the age of 16 and has worked with some of the most talented chefs in Ireland and overseas, where he gained the experience to run many pastry sections in high-end establishments.

    He is also the in-house chef for Coole Swan Irish Liquor, doing recipe research and development & to date has published five cookery books with the company. Shane carries out cookery demos all over the country with some of Ireland's top chefs.

    He appears regularly on Sunday AM on TV3 has also recently featured in the Sunday Business Post, Image Magazine and has a monthly recipe column in Cavan’s Anglo Celt newspaper.

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  • Brian McDermott

    Brian McDermott

    Brian McDermott is well-established as one of the most accomplished and innovative chefs in Ireland, and, following the publication of his popular book, ‘Reunite with Food’, is gaining a growing national reputation as the ‘No Salt Chef’.

    Brian initially became interested in cooking without salt for health reasons. He soon discovered the taste benefits of salt-free cooking. Brian runs cookery demonstrations regularly throughout the country and is a regular guest on RTÉ's 'The Today Show'.

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  • Adrian Martin

    Adrian Martin

    Chef Adrian is a young Irish chef from Cavan who's first cookery book 'Fakeaway' was released this year. Starting at a very young age, he has trained in some of Ireland's most renowned restaurants including Neven Maguire's MacNean House and Bon Appetit.

    Adrian is a regular on TV3's the Six O’Clock Show and has filmed two series for RTÉ Player.

    Chef Adrian works with restaurants and food retailers on menu and product development, travels the country working on food education for primary and secondary schools with regular weekly visits and cookery demos, and regularly hosts cookery demonstrations for charities, clubs, festivals, communities and schools. 

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  • Máire Dufficy

    Máire Dufficy

    Máire Dufficy is a Bord Bia food advisor and well-known TV personality, featuring regularly on TV3's 'Ireland AM'.

    Máire has a wealth of experience in promoting healthy eating and travels the country, providing customers with tasty nutritious recipe ideas and helpful hints on maintaining a balanced diet. Her cookery demonstrations are hugely popular with all age groups.

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