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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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Colin Mc Kee

Friday 24th August 2018 at 6:00 pm Senior Sous Chef at Harvey’s Point Hotel Colin Mc Kee completed his professional cookery degree in the renowned catering college in Killybegs, Co Donegal in 2006 and has never looked back. He started working in Harvey’s Point Hotel in 2006 and has been there since. During this time,…

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Chris Mc Menamin

Friday 24th August 2018 at 6:00 pm Head Chef at Harvey’s Point Hotel Chris Mc Menamin went to St Francis National School and afterwards to The Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town. His passion for hotels and cooking began during this time, when he worked as a general assistant in the Harvey’s Point Kitchens. His work…

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Ciaran Sweeney

Sunday 26th August 2018 at 12:30 pm Michelin Bib Gourmand Head Chef at Forest & Marcy Originally from Downings, Co Donegal, Ciaran began working at the Rosapenna hotel when he was 16. At 23, he moved to England and started working as chef de partie, then quickly moved on to become pastry chef at the…

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Stephen Mc Allister

Friday 24th August 2018 8:00 pm The Restaurant The Pig’s Ear Mr. Fox Multi-award winning chef Stephen has been a chef on The Restaurant from day one and this is the eleventh series. He loves being on the show and says that “celebrities don’t realise that it’s such a long day. At the start they…

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Kwanghi Chan

Proprietor of Bowls restaurant Michelin Trained chef and founder of  Chan Chan A regular on TV3s Six O Clock Show Kwanghi Chan recently opened the restaurant Bowls by Kwanghi Chan  on Marlbroough Street in Dublin 1. He is a familiar face from the telly and is the man behind the Chan Chan range of Asian condiments….

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Sliabh Liag Distillery

Gin Masterclass Donegal has a long history of distilling, and while the vast majority was classed as illegal, the county was renowned far and wide for the quality of spirits produced, namely the unregulated spirit – Poitín. In the 1850’s Donegal was thought to have more illicit stills than the rest of the country put…

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Máire Dufficy

Sunday 26th August 2018 at 2:00 pm Based in Sligo, Máire Dufficy, Bord Bia’s Regional Food Advisor has a wealth of experience in cookery and healthy eating presentations. Her work takes her throughout the country to audiences ranging from secondary school groups, to customers of local butchers, from Cardiac Rehab Groups to Summer Show visitors….

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