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Michael Mc Crudden

  Dillons Hotel Letterkenny I started out at the Trinity hotel in Derry before going to Letterkenny to work in the Metropolitan Restaurant. I worked under Chef Gavin O’Rourke and received firsthand experience in the catering industry which was invaluable. The experience helped me to become head chef of the Quaywest Wine Bar and Restaurant,…

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Kieran Duey

Friday 24th August 2018 5:15 pm Nancy’s Barn Ballyliffin World Seafood Chowder Champion All Ireland Seafood Chowder Champion 2015 & 2016 From a very young age I had a very strong interest should I say “a passion for food”. I worked locally in hotels and restaurants where I had some great experiences in good restaurants. Nancy’s…

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Catherine Leyden

“The Odlums Woman” TV3’s Ireland Am   With her hearty laugh and lively personality, Catherine Leyden has become a big hit on TV3’s Ireland AM, but the Dubliner, is affectionately known to viewers as “The Odlums Woman” Having learned how to cook from her mother and granny, Catherine’s career began after studying home economics at…

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