Wed, Jun

Coming From Ireland iBAM! Culinary Arts Awardee Kevin Dundon


It is our pleasure to announce that Kevin Dundon, of the Dunbrody Country House Hotel in Co. Wexford, Ireland is our 2017 iBAM! Culinary Arts Awardee.

One of Ireland’s best-loved chefs, Kevin can usually be found busy at work in the Dunbrody House kitchens and cookery school.

You will also often find him gracing the TV screens and chatting on Irish radio covering all things to do with food.

A chef with a love of locally-sourced indigenous produce Kevin considers himself spoilt with the positive bounty of fresh seafood and fantastic fruit and vegetables literally on his doorstep. Inspiration is easy to come by when you can indulge in the huge selection from the Hook Peninsula and also from Kevin’s own kitchen gardens at his hotel Dunbrody Country House.

Established by Kevin and his wife Catherine in 1997, Dunbrody has become synonymous with contemporary Irish Country House cooking. Reflected in all of Kevin’s cookbooks, this passion for freshness mixed with both simplicity and flair is the signature of Kevin’s cooking.

Kevin and his wife own Dunbrody Cookery School which has been designed to cater for all levels of cooks, from budding enthusiasts (Back to Basics) to the experienced gourmet (specialised courses). The perfect blend of demonstration and hands-on individual tuition means that you will learn practically and be able to reproduce the dishes at home in your own kitchen.

Located just opposite Dunbrody Country House where the restaurant has received numerous awards, the simple philosophy of under-stated but delicious food follows on in the Dunbrody Cookery School.

All of the courses at the Dunbrody Cookery School have been personally designed by Kevin, who can often be viewed on RTE in Ireland and PBS in the USA with his TV show Modern Irish Food, HEAT, and BBC′s Saturday Kitchen. The cookery school has also received numerous excellent reports from magazines like Departures Magazine, Sainsbury′s Food, Waitrose Illustrated, Olive, Food & Wine and many newspapers too.