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Clare Smyth
Clare Smyth MBE Core, Notting Hill Clare opened her first solo restaurant “Core” in July 2017. The restaurant is a modern fine dining restaurant based in Notting Hill. Clare credentials are exemplary and her steep rise to Chef Patron at the three Michelin starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is not surprising. Her devotion to her craft,...
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aisling stone will be at the irish international fashion and food summit
Aisling Stone
Aisling Stone Oarsman, Carrick On Shannon Aisling Stone is head chef at the award winning Oarsman in Carrick On Shannon. Up until recently she was head chef at the newly opened, family run Jack's on the Corner in Belcoo, county Fermanagh. Other roles include head chef of the multi award winning Grass Roof Cafe at the Organic Centre...
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Elaine and Wade Murphy of 1826 Adare
Wade and Elaine Murphy
Wade and Elaine Murphy 1826 Adare 1826 Adare - Opened in May 2013 by Wade and Elaine Murphy. A couple described by this year’s Michelin Guide, in which 1826 Adare was awarded a coveted Bib Gourmand, as “an experienced young couple”. The property offers a rustic cottage setting and chic country décor, paired with food...
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deirdre mcglone
Deirdre McGlone
Deirdre McGlone Harvey's Point In the summer of 1989, Donegal native Deirdre McGlone began working as a receptionist in Harvey’s Point while on a break from university. Harvey’s Point was owned by Swiss-born brothers Jody and Marc Gysling. Romance blossomed between Deirdre and Marc and they married in 1996. The couple bought the hotel and...
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Máirtín Mac Coniomaire will be speaking at the international food and fashion summit in sligo
Máirtín Mac Coniomaire
Máirtín Mac Coniomaire DIT Lecturer Food Historian Dr. Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire is a lecturer in Culinary Arts in the Dublin Institute of Technology. Máirtín is well known as an award winning chef, culinary historian, food writer, broadcaster and ballad singer. In 2009 he became the first Irish chef to be awarded a Ph.D. for...
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dee laffan
Dee Laffan
Dee Laffan Food Writer Dee Laffan is a freelance editor and food and travel writer, currently writing for Chic Magazine in the Irish Daily Star, OpenTable and Georgina Campbell's Ireland Guide. Her work also includes creating online content for food businesses and editing client magazines. Dee is a member of, and website editor for, the Irish Food Writers'...
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Mag Kiwan will be at the irish international fashion and food summit
Mag Kirwan
Mag Kirwan Goatsbridge Trout Born into an enterprising horse business in Co.  Kilkenny Mag Kirwan went on to study Biochemistry in UCD where she met her husband Gerard. She eventually gave into her heart and married into The Trout business. 24 years later they have 4 kids and have grown the company to be a...
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Pádraic Óg Gallagher will be attending the IIFFS
Pádraic Óg Gallagher
Pádraic Óg Gallagher Boxty House Saver of potatoes, reviver of traditions Opening an Irish restaurant in Ireland may not seem strange, but when chef Pádraic Óg Gallagher opened ‘The Boxty House’ in Dublin’s Temple Bar in 1989, it was visionary and ground-breaking. The notion of Irish food was as undeveloped as the neighbourhood; now however,...
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denis cotter at the irish international fashion and food summit
Denis Cotter
Denis Cotter Cafe Paradiso, Cork As founder of Cafe Paradiso restaurant in Cork, Ireland, and author of four cookbooks, Denis Cotter is recognised as the creator of a highly acclaimed, original and unique style of meat-free cuisine. He has won awards for both his restaurant and his writing, both of which have reflected a recognition of his...
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Aoife Carrigy
Aoife Carrigy
Aoife Carrigy Food Writer Chairperson of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, Aoife Carrigy is a freelance journalist and editor specialising in food, wine and travel. Aoife is the restaurant reviewer for The Herald, wine editor of Image Interiors & Living Magazine and a regular contributor to FOOD&WINE Magazine where she worked for five years as...
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