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Gary O’Hanlon

Donegal native Gary O’Hanlon has been delighting visitors to the VM Restaurant at Viewmount House since he took charge of the kitchen in 2008.Gary spent the earlier part of his career in the United States where he trained under some of the top chefs on the East Coast and prior to returning to Ireland he was head chef at Devlin’s restaurant in Boston.

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Joe Shannon

Joe Shannon, who works as executive head Chef in the Radisson Blu Sligo, was invited to the Middle East to cater for the 25th Anniversary celebrations of the Irish Society.

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Martin Hernandez

Saturday 25th August 2018 11:45 am Martin Hernandez La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant is a day time establishment that offers a casual authentic Mexican dining experience to the people of Donegal, bringing a new dining concept and also a new cuisine to Donegal Town. We are unique as we are the only…

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Anthony Armstrong

Anthony Armstrong, a past president of the Panel of Chefs of Ireland on their Golden Jubilee year in 2008, also held the role of both PR and marketing officer for the prestigious organization

Apart from this heavy workload, Anthony was also the culinary director of the panel of chefs and demonstration chef with the N.I Seafood/BIM and Ulster pork forum.

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Brian McDermott

Community Chef Brian Mc Dermott is no stranger to Taste of Donegal, he is a popular firm fixture at the festival.

Brian is well known for his passionate use of local produce and healthy style of cooking. He is author of very successful cookery book “Reunite with Food” Brian has his own weekly cookery slot on BBC Radio and he can be seen demonstrating at numerous festivals nationally.

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