Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Food and Wine Awards 2010

The Food and Wine Magazine awards took place in my old workplace, The Four Seasons Hotel, on Sunday last, August 22nd. What a day and congratulations to all the winners, too many to mention. I didn't pick up any prizes this year but did make it into the Top 20 Irish Chefs (No.18) for the first time. I am really honoured to be there in the top 20 when you consider the amount of chefs in Dublin alone never mind the rest of the country.
A fabulous lunch was provided by my old boss Terry White and the in particular his Sous Chef, Adam. Well done to all involved and I have just about got over the day, evening and early morning session

Friday, August 13, 2010

I'm back

Hi all,
Sooo sorry for the delay in adding anything to my blog but been a crazy few months with lots of good and bad going on. Well where do I start??
Had a couple of beers the other night with the Legend that is Neven Maguire and his lovely wife Amelda. If you can get a booking def go to his restaurant Mac Nean's in blacklion County Cavan. He tells me to cope with the bookings they are adding 10 more bedrooms on next January. Now you will have a better chance of getting a table and a room in this class place.
I am on the move myself! I finish in Lisloughrey Lodge next Friday the 20th and will then be moving my little Wexford backside down to County Clare to the fabulous Doonbeg Golf Resort as Executive Head Chef. Going to be a challenge but hey. I will be very sad leaving Lisloughrey next week as it has been a huge part of my life over the past 3 and a half years. But onwards and upwards, that's what I say. Check out my new workplace on
More info to follow soon
All the best
Chef Wade