Gary O'Hanlon has been delighting visitors to VM @ Viewmount House since 2008. Ever present in the McKenna Guides Top 100 Places to Stay & Eat since 2009 the icing on the cake came in 2014 when Viewmount House was named "Best Restaurant in Ireland" by Georgina Campbell. Gary has been ever present on our screens since 2009 with stints on Four Live, Head Chef, MasterChef, The Today Show, Late Lunch Live, The Seven O Clock Show and the hugely popular series of TV3's The Restaurant.
He is the resident Chef on Today FM's The Anton Savage Show & writes a weekly recipe column for The Irish Times Magazine. A proud member of Eurotoques Ireland and an Ambassador of Food for his native Donegal Gary strives to find the best producers of Irish Artisanal Food and to showcase them in the kitchens of Viewmount House.
'Vino' to his friends is a native of Hazelwood Sligo, Graduating from Killybegs Catering College in 1993. Vino spent 7 years in Ballina Mayo working in some of the best Restaurants in the town before moving to Leitrim when he got married to his wife Aisling. He has 2 kids Mahon 14 and Nyah 13 who he loves to cook for who are his greatest critics.
He was the head chef in the Purple Onion, Tarmonbarry for 11 years. He is now the head chef in the Aubergine café Longford where he enjoys creating a fusion style of cooking for all their customers. We are delighted to have Vincent joining us on such a momentous occasion.
Neven Maguire is one of Irelands best loved chefs. The restaurateur and TV personality is well known for his award-winning MacNean House and Restaurant. He has published 12 cookbooks and has filmed 8 successful series of ‘Home Chef’ for RTE.
At the core of Neven’s philosophy is his commitment to using only the finest local seasonal ingredients and he works closely with Bord Bia to promote Quality Assured Irish produce.
Neven has won numerous ‘Chef of the Year’ awards and was recently inducted into the prestigious Food and Wine Magazine Awards 2015 ‘Hall of Fame’ for his years of commitment and dedication to the Irish food industry.
Neven will be demonstrating some of his mouth watering recipes at the ‘Flavours from the Heart of Ireland’ food and drinks fair at Strokestown Show on Sunday 11th of September.
Everyone loves food and everyone is interested in Nutrition! Tom Coleman works with Irelands elite teams & top athletes, his clients range from Connacht Rugby, Ulster, Munster Rugby to Trinity Elite Athletes . Jamie Heaslip (Irish Rugby). John Kavanagh’s MMA Coach (Conor McGregor).
Jeeny Maltese is a talented Chef from Latin America, a Food Writer for different publications and food product developer, who is currently working at a Michelin Starred Restaurant. Together Tom & Jeeny appear on stage bringing fun, flirtation and expert tips and knowledge.
“Our philosophy is that healthy Food can be delicious, inexpensive, practical and easy to prepare but firstly, it must taste amazing!”
We Love engaging with our audience, keeping it interactive, our aim is to educate & empower people on how to cook delicious good food and mind their health!