He holds a culinary arts degree, and his dual Irish/American citizenship has enabled extensive travel back and forth to America gaining valuable work experience. He has joined the team at “Rachel’s,” Rachel Allen’s first Cork restaurant.
Mike McGrath is also co-founder of The Sharp Knife, where his reinvention of classic street food dishes is inspired by his obsessions with music and food.
From Tipperary, Mike moved to Cork where he cheffed for two years before studying culinary arts at Cork Institute of Technology. Mike has joined the team at the respected Japanese take-away Miyazaki.
The Sharp Knife, it’s hard to find time for a lie-in, as there’s always something to be doing.
Normally, I’m up early, plotting the next Sharp Knife venture or working on new menu ideas for our existing events.
We have so many places to eat out in Cork. Where are your go-to spots for coffee/lunch/special menu?
- Flavour.ie is bringing The Sharp Knife and 8 Degrees Brewing together, on Saturday April 8 at Tops Pub. The event will celebrate the best of West Cork produce and explore new ways with craft beer. For tickets see Flavour.ie for more