I am working as the head chef in the Metropole in Cork city. Prior to the Metropole, I was the head chef in Olivo Italian Restaurant in the Cork Airport Hotel which is in the same hotel group as the Metropole — Trigon Hotels.
I have been really proud to enter many culinary competitions and made it to a number of finals with my vegan dishes. My culinary style is very much influenced by Asian cuisine.
At the moment, I am working with my team in the Metropole to create a rooftop herb garden which I hope will be flourishing next year.
I love my career, it has brought me to some incredible places, including Western Australia and Edinburgh in Scotland before finally settled with my wife back in Killarney.
Although during the Lockdown phase of Covid-19 when our hotel was closed, I did get to spend some unexpected time at home. I enjoyed the time so much with my family and on Friday evenings, my wife and I used to spend it making sushi, savouring some great wine and indulging in a movie afterwards with our feet up.
Lie-ins or up with the lark.. which is it for you?
My weekend is Monday and Tuesday which I see as a treat as most people are back to work then.
I also love to cook wholesome comforting food at home like Carbonara or a delicious Cottage Pie — really perfect at this time of the year.
For dinner, I love the Glass Curtain. They are really pushing the boundaries with amazing menus, flavours and ingredients.
What time does your alarm clock go off on Monday morning?