"Motivation is within, we will find it"

Award-Winning Celebrity Irish Chef

Brian McDermott admits that he is driven by the 'desire to create food which would give others the same sense of belonging I felt at my mother’s kitchen table.' That’s a powerful and all-encompassing ambition, and it’s an ambition that creates McDermott’s modesty, and his utility as a teacher, demonstrator, broadcaster, commentator, author, and cook
- John & Sally Mc Kenna Mc Kennas Guide

About Brian

One of Brian’s strongest memories of growing up in Burt in County Donegal is his family coming together at his mother’s kitchen table and connecting over her home cooking. And here, in Donegal Table, he celebrates the best of his home county’s warmth and traditions.

Brian believes that tasty, healthy food based around local produce is something every family can enjoy, and in this collection of achievable, affordable and accessible recipes, there’s something for everyone to try.

Apart from its unsurpassed natural beauty, Donegal is renowned for the quality of its seafood and produce. That beauty and those local ingredients are what inspire Brian every day and are perfectly showcased in these recipes.

From Wild Atlantic Way Fish Pie and Honey-Glazed Donegal Gammon to Thick Batch Loaf and Rustic Irish Apple Pie, there are dishes to suit every taste. You’ll need no encouragement to dive in and experience your own taste of Donegal round your own kitchen table.

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Product Design & Concept

Chef Brian has unique skills and a track record of quality delivery in a wide range of business consultancy services. From strategic development to New Product Development Brians approach is always about the progression of the client.

Nutrition Ireland


Brian is a calm, consistent, professional and resilient person. Are these just part of a personality or has Brian mastered this style. Food is fuel and we must " eat to be well " Imagine being more calm, effective and productive in personal and work life.



Brian is a credible brand ambassador and he has the ability to boost your brand, spread positive messages and influence sales. Brian is a ambassador for many tourism projects, campaigns, food brands and companies. With his strong brand he is able to leverage yours also with his always on approach.