What you get from Brian McDermott

Great food, delightful demos, professional compering and expert consultancy


Great Food

Brian cooks tasty, healthy food based on traditional recipes and local Donegal produce, and is passionate about sharing his love of food with others. He is a regular on the Irish festival circuit and on Irish television and radio. He is also a respected food author with a new cookery book due in 2017.

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Demos and Compering

Brian is much sought after at Irish food festivals as a demo chef and as a host and compère. His relaxed and engaging style and his focus on sharing achievable, affordable and accessible recipes inspired by his native Donegal make him popular with audiences from Malin Head to Mizen Head.

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Brian is a former global senior product developer with Kerry Group, and now advises some of the biggest names in Irish food. He also manages the North West Regional College’s Foodovation food development centre, and has the knowledge and expertise to bring your food business to the next level.

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Cookery School

Brian’s cookery school is based in his home town of Moville, Co. Donegal, where he shares how to cook his original, locally-inspired recipes through cookery demonstrations and hands-on courses, all delivered in his trademark, easy-going style.

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Latest Recipes and Videos

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Cheese Puffs - 70's Food

Chicken Stir Fry


Fish Like Yer Granny Would Cook

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