Chefs

Ken Harker is the head chef at the award-winning restaurant at Mount Juliet, The Lady Helen. This restaurant has been the recipient of three prestigious AA rosette awards, one of the most difficult awards to achieve in the restaurant industry. Ken is the brains behind the award-winning culinary brilliance that is...

Wild Mushroom Risotto, Pickled Girolles, Champagne, Blue Cheese Foam Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Felipe has had a lifelong passion for food. While most of his peers were honing their skills on the football field, Felipe was immersed in the kitchen concocting new recipes and dishes to showcase to his...

By Charlotte Okonji Andy Byrne, head chef at Clontarf’s acclaimed Vikings Steakhouse and The Bram Stoker Bar, sat down with MenuPages to discuss changes in the restaurant industry, the challenge of running two successful restaurants, and how to cook the perfect steak. What first inspired your love of cooking? It was a...

Pan Seared Hake with a chorizo crust, crushed potato, cocoa bean puree, chorizo and cocoa bean emulsion. Pierre is a French chef who learned his trade in the South-West of France. His passion for creating inspiring dishes and keeping up to date with the latest cooking trends, as well as imputing his own ideas, is...

By Charlotte Okonji Yesterday morning, celebrity chef and star of Lords and Ladles Catherine Fulvio made a special appearance at the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) HQ to launch a new initiative to encourage business to get to grips with MenuCal. A free online tool, MenuCal was designed to assist food...

By Charlotte Okonji. Garry Hughes, head chef at Dublin’s iconic Shelbourne Hotel sat down with MenuPages to discuss food fads, the importance of family time, and why simplicity is the key to success.   How you were first introduced to the world of gastronomy? As a young child I spent a lot of time with my Granny. She...

By Charlotte Okonji. Michael Sabik, owner and head chef of Girl and The Goose in Ballsbridge, sat down with MenuPages to discuss Autumnal flavours, child friendly dining and the hazards of fast food.   Growing up in Slovakia, who or what first stirred your passion for food? I didn’t grow up in a foodie home. My...

By Mark Keane and Manon Gustave Pedro Ferraz, the Head Chef of Wigwam on Abbey Street, sat down with MenuPages to discuss setting up a restaurant in Twisted Pepper’s former home, South American style, and why we should all be eating delicious chicken hearts!   Wigwam has been open for a few months now, how have you...

By Mark Keane Alan Higgins, the Head Chef of Nautilus in Malahide, sat down with MenuPages to discuss the restaurant’s long awaited re-opening, the key to a perfect dessert, and how to cook a tasty Christmas dinner with none of the stress. Nautilus has been closed for around 6 months due to a fire, what does it mean...

By Mark Keane Ruth Lappin, the 2015 winner of Euro-Toques Young Chef of the year, sat down with MenuPages and discussed the Euro-Toque competition, Irish cuisine, and her budding career. From Laois to New York, this exciting new Irish Chef has honed her skills at the likes of WD~50, and is currently working in the...