After studying in the highly respected Killybegs Regional College, where I completed the Professional Cookery course I spent the next 9 years travelling around the world. Cooking in kitchens from France, in the Parisian food store “Fauchon” (brasserie & Michelin Starred restaurant) to Australia, (a spell in Café Otto Sydney). I spent almost a year working with Paul Flynn in La Stampa in Dublin, before taking the opportunity to cook on the QE2 for 12 months in 1998.
In London a spell with Nico Ladenis at 90 Park Lane, was followed by a two year stop in Gothenberg Sweden at Fiskekrogen. One further year cooking in New Zealand & I returned & settled in Ireland. I spent the following 5 years as Head Chef in Dublin’s L’Ecrivain Restaurant, until 2009 when I opened Pichet on Trinity Street Dublin.
Within its first two years on the Irish dining scene, both Pichet and my team have been shortlisted for many awards, and, we're proud to be awarded a Bib Gourmand by the esteemed Michelin Guide within the first six months.
Pichet was awarded the number one spot in The Dubliner Magazine top 100 Restaurants in Dublin 2012.