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Chris Molloy

Christopher Molloy is chef and co-owner of the acclaimed Lemon Tree Restaurant in Letterkenny. A true ambassador of Donegal food, Christopher is renowned not only for his creative cooking but also his work in the field of Donegal food tourism where he has been instrumental in organising many food related events. With his cookery innovation…

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Pauline Sugrue

A food enthusiast, full-time chef and part-time blogger. Pauline ran the successful Cafe Blend for many years in Donegal and is a recent graduate of Ballymaloe Cookery School. She has started her own catering company Wild Garlic Table cooking delicious, fresh, all-natural meals for all events Wild Garlic Table is a food experience. Pauline provides…

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Eoin Murphy

Eoin Murphy has been working as a senior journalist with the Irish Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday for the past nine years. During that time, the self-confessed foodie and wine aficionado has written an award-nominated restaurant column and has dined in most of the country’s top eateries.   He has been Xpose’s Entertainment…

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Andrew & Richard McKee

TWO AWARD-WINNING CHEFS TAKE UP ROLES IN THE HOTEL KITCHEN Lough Eske Castle recently welcomed talented new chefs, Armagh born brothers Richard McKee and his brother Andrew McKee, to their kitchens. Richard, who assumes the role of Head Chef is highly skilled, having spent years training as a chef in college in Newry and then…

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Muff Liquor Company

The Muff Liquor Company was established in February 2017 and is the brain child of Donegal entrepreneur Laura Bonner and her business partner, Manchester based Tom Russell. Inspired by Laura’s grandfathers recipes of poitin – a spirit made from potatoes – Laura and Tom have founded a premium potato based craft spirits company located in…

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Wines Direct

Owen Murphy, Sales Director, Wines Direct Owen has been with Wines Direct for 13 years and in the drinks industry for 20 years. He is immersed in Ireland’s culinary scene designing wine lists and pairing wines alongside the most creative chefs and restaurants in the country as well as supporting Euro toques. Owen is a…

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Triskele Coffee

Triskele Coffee, put simply, is about Real Food and Unreal Coffee. I have been in business for two years and am unique in being the only Barista Van that provides the best locally roasted coffee and handmade Hot Chocolate Swirly Sticks, both served with local organic milk from Grianan Estate in Burt. I am part…

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Oliver Dunne

Michelin Star Chef, Radio – TV Broadcaster Born in Dublin, Oliver Dunne has worked in some of the world’s best restaurants. Having spent his early years learning his craft under the Michelin acclaimed Chefs Gary Rhodes (City Rhodes), Anthony Demetre (Putney Bridge), Gordon Ramsey (Restaurant Gordon Ramsey) and Shane Osborne (Pied á Terre) in London….

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Martin Shanahan

Award Winning Restaurant Fishy Fishy RTE’s Today Show RTE’s Surf n’Turf series Martin Shanahan is the owner of the award winning Fishy Fishy Restaurant and Café in Kinsale County Cork. A graduate of Rockwell Catering College, Martin spent his early career working in The Butler’s Arms in Waterville and afterwards he became head chef at…

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Keith Mahon

Friday 24th August 2018 at 7:00 pm Named as Ireland’s No.1 Food and Drink Journalist in the #MurrayTweetIndex, Keith will perform the official opening of A Taste of Donegal Food Festival 2018. Highly experienced Online Managing Director with strong technology & commercial management skills, Keith has worked with a number of large companies in Ireland…

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