About Chef Brian

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Brian Mc Dermott is an award-winning celebrity Irish chef from Donegal. His latest book, Donegal Table, won Best Cookery Book in the World at the Gourmand World Book Awards in China.

Brian has built a national and international reputation as a chef on one simple belief – that tasty, healthy food based around traditional recipes and local produce is something everyone should enjoy. Fans of Brian McDermott will already be familiar with his passion for local food and his home county of Donegal which has made him a regular on television and radio and on the Irish food festival circuit.

Currently appearing on RTÉ’s Today Show for his ninth year, for the past ten years Brian has been the resident chef on BBC Radio Foyle. He also is also a regular food commentator in the media in Ireland, the UK and internationally, and also speaks about business motivation and entrepreneurship, as well as current affairs.

Brian is also a presenter and MC at many of Ireland’s most popular food festivals, including Taste of Dublin, Taste of Cavan, a Taste of Donegal, Balmoral Show, Bloom, Legenderry Food Festival, Flavours of The Foyle, Clipper Kitchens and many more.

His passion for food and health lifestyles – and his desire to inspire others – has made him a successful guest speakers, and he also provides popular online cookery classes as well as webinars and business coaching.

Brian is also in demand as a consultant for the food industry, and has worked for some of Irelands leading Food brands.

Donegal Table by Chef Brian McDermott is available now from O'Brien Press.

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I am passionate about cooking and I believe here in Ireland we have  local produce to rival anywhere in the world. We want to share that passion with you and share some great dishes along the way.” – Brian McDermott

What Others Say


Brian is a true gent and a great chef and a real advocate for local fresh Irish produce. His cookery demos are fantastic and he is also a brilliant host or compere. I love working with Brian.

Neven Maguire


Brian's advice was invaluable when we were developing our business model and his guidance and expertise allowed us to make the Walled City Brewery something special.

James Huey


It is so much fun to work with Brian on the Afternoon Show on RTE One. Not only is he a great chef but he is a natural in front of the camera and best of all I get to enjoy his food!

Daithi O'se


Online Cookery Classes, Mentoring, Product Development, Cookery Demonstrations, Life Coaching and much more