Brian was born and raised in Burt, Co. Donegal. As one of twelve children, the focal point of the family was always his mother’s kitchen table, and her home cooking continues to inspire Brian as he shares his own love of food with others.
Brian is one of few Irish chefs to hold a Culinary Arts Degree, graduating top of his class, and he went on to have a successful career as a chef in some of Donegal’s top kitchens. He was a senior global product developer for Kerry Group when, aged 32, he was diagnosed with a heart condition.
Forced to re-evaluate his priorities, Brian became a champion for healthy food which was tasty and affordable, and, fuelled by a desire to pass that knowledge on to others, began teaching schools and community groups in his local area.
Today he is a popular celebrity chef who is a regular both on the Irish food festival circuit and on RTE and BBC television and radio. He runs his own cookery school in Moville, Co. Donegal, is a food consultant for major Irish companies, and is general manager of the Foodovation food development centre in the North West Regional College in Derry.
He is also the author of the successful cookery book, ‘Reunite with Food’, and is looking forward to publishing his second book later this year.