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Paul Flynn

Award Winning Chef, TV – Radio Broadcaster, Columnist and Author Paul Flynn, chef and owner of The Tannery Restaurant and Cookery School in Dungarvan is renowned for cooking modern Irish food. Paul’s dishes are known and loved for their deep earthy flavours and the menus give nothing away in their simplicity yet the tastes are…

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Simon Delaney

Actor, Director Television Presenter Cookbook Author As an actor, life on the road has given Simon a taste for trying new dishes everywhere he went. It wasn’t until he worked in New York City on hit TV shows like The Good Wife and films such as Delivery Man that he fell in love with classic…

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2018 Chefs

Once again we are proud to announce a great line up of celebrity chefs for the 2018 Festival. These include Neven Maguire, Gary O’ Hanlon, Catherine Fulvio, Kevin Dundon, Brian Mc Dermott, Edward Hayden, Kwanghi Chan, Stephen Mc Allister, Ciaran Sweeney, Joe Shannon & Frank Forde, Mairie Dufficy and Shane Smith. This is our 10th…

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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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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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Simon Delaney

Simon Delaney Actor / Writer / Director Simon Delaney has been working as an actor/writer/director for the past 17 years, working across theatre, television and film in Ireland, the UK, and most recently in the US.  Familiar to Irish TV, theatre and film audiences he currently presents ‘Saturday AM’ on TV3.  Simon recently competed in…

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Maurice Mc Geehan

Maurice Mc Geehan Corporate Executive Chef at Airbnb   Currently Corporate Executive Chef at Airbnb and member of the National Chef Advisory Council with Chef Network, Maurice Mc Geehan, from Fintown, Co. Donegal, graduated from Killibegs Tourism College in 1998 and worked his way up in various 5 start hotels and restaurants in Ireland.  …

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Georóid Lynch

Georóid Lynch The Olde Post Inn “My Gluten Free Kitchen”   In 2002 Gearóid Lynch and his wife Tara purchased the historic post-house building in Cloverhill, Co Cavan and lovingly restored it to its original charm.  Together, they run The Olde Post Inn alongside their dedicated team and it has become an award winning food…

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Chris Sandford

Founder of the Culinary Ability Awards Chris Sandford originally from Scotland, spent 21 years in Ireland. A professional chef for over 30 years, Chris has competed from an early age at many national and international events with continued success. Chris has also worked in a variety of quality establishments in Scotland, Canada, Japan, Ireland, Germany,…

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OLDE ABBEY COFFEE HOUSE

  Address : The Diamond Donegal Town   Website : http://www.abbeyhoteldonegal.com/olde-abbey-coffee-house   Telephone : 00353 74 9721014

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