Ross Lewis
chef

Chef and Proprieter of Michelin-starred restaurant Chapter One, Ross Lewis is one of Ireland’s pioneering names in Irish cuisine and culinary skill. He opened Chapter One on Parnell Square in Dublin in 1993 with a commitment to creating dishes that reflect the best of Irish food and its producers, and to this stay his mantra remains the same.

Erik Van der Veken
Chocolatier

Erik is a chocolatier and Founder of Arcane Chocolate, the indulgent brand for chocolate lovers in Ireland and beyond. At the young age of 14 Erik was already sure this was the career path he would pursue. He worked his way up the ranks over the years and developed skills worldwide with some of the biggest names in the industry. Arcane Chocolates is one to watch!

Laura Chacon O’Neill
Calligraphy Artist

Laura started doing calligraphy when she was just six years old, thanks to her mother who by taught her this wonderful art form and her “the best lifelong gift I could have ever imagined, since then, I have dedicated my life to creating beautiful works of art to read and enjoy.” Laura’s favourite thing about calligraphy is how incredibly versatile it is, there is a style to suit every taste and occasion.

Paul Kelly
Pastry Chef

Executive Pastry Chef at Dublin’s five-star hotel, The Merrion, Paul is best known for his mastery of all things pastry having spent 20+ years perfecting his skills in the culinary industry. He is very dedicated, passionate and ambitious and his creations are renowned to wow and delight. Paul is the Irish Ambassador for Cacao Barry, Pastry Lecturer in one of Ireland’s premier catering colleges and he was a Judge on The Great Irish Bake Off tv show.

Kevin Dundon
chef

One of Ireland’s best-loved chefs, Kevin can usually be found busy at work in the Dunbrody House kitchens and cookery school or gracing the television screens or radio shows. A champion of Irish food and its producers, Kevin is always promoting local food and is passionate about the fresh ingredients on his doorstep. Reflected in all of Kevin’s cookbooks, this passion for freshness mixed with both simplicity and flair is the signature of Kevin’s cooking.

Daniella Moyles
Yoga & Wellness Expert

Author of the #1 bestselling book ‘Jump’, Daniella is a trained yoga teacher, wellness expert and psychotherapist. She is also the founder of The.STLL – a resource of remedies for a slow and steady life – and Balanced Body Training – training programs for body and mind.

Federico Riezzo
Mixologist

Federico is a Dublin-based Master Mixologist and cocktail making extraordinaire and has worked in some of the best cocktail bars in Italy, the UK, Australia & Ireland. Federico is also director of Catch Events, where he and the team can create a bespoke event and drinks menu to suit any style of party or occasion.

Erica Drum
Chef

Erica is a fun and energetic chef, virtual cookery tutor, recipe developer and food stylist. If not hosting private dinner parties, cooking demonstrations and supper clubs, she is hosting live cook-a-longs on her Instagram. She is renowned for her vivacious passion for food and cooking, and is a champion of Irish producers, and an advocate of fresh ingredients, foraging and growing.

JP McMahon
chef

JP McMahon is a chef, restaurateur and author. He is culinary director of the EatGalway Restaurant Group, which comprises of Michelin-starred Aniar Restaurant, award-winning Spanish restaurant Cava Bodega, and Tartare Café &Wine Bar (Bib Gourmand). He also runs the Aniar Boutique Cookery School. JP is committed to the educational and ethical aspects of food, to buying and supporting the best of local and free-range produce, and engaging directly with farmers and producers. He is the founder of, and plays host to, one of the biggest international food events in Europe, Food on the Edge.

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Gillian Mooney
Wellness Events Specialist

AuthFounder of her own Yoga Studio – Ashtanga Yoga Ireland, Gillian is a health and wellbeing expert. With plenty of experience in the wellness events sector, she has events like Thrive Festival under her belt.

Brigid O’Hora
Wine Expert

Brigid is dynamic wine and food professional with years of experience in the hospitality industry., including as Restaurant Supervisor of one of Dublin’s favourites, French bistro – L’Geuleton. Also an Instagram-based wine educator, writer and blogger, she is well-known and followed for her virtual wine tastings and tutorials.