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Neven Maguire

MacNean House & Restaurant

RTE’s Home Chef Programme

Neven MaguireFrom a very young age, one of Neven’s favorite pastimes was to shadow his mother in the kitchen, watching her cook. His pastime soon became his passion, as he began experimenting with ingredients in the home kitchen at the tender age of 10, a passion that only intensified as Neven went through his teenage years.

After studying catering in Fermanagh, Neven went on to train in some of the highest profile restaurants in the world, including Roscoff, Belfast (Michelin Star winner); Grand Hotel Berlin (Michelin Star winner); Arzak, San Sebastian; and with Léa Linster, the Luxembourg chef he credits as a major influence on his cookery style.

In 2001, Neven took over the family business, and turned a local restaurant into a national phenomenon.

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