Launch of Food for the Soul Autumn Schedule

This week chef Gary O’Hanlon helped us launch our 2015 autumn/winter Food for the Soul cookery demo schedule. Gary will take to the road with us as we visit six regional towns as we continue to host our free cookery demos that see Gary cook dishes from our award-winning cookbook, Food For The Soul.

Gary will re-appear on our TV screens this season with a new series of The Restaurant featuring Marco Pierre White as the new resident critic. While Gary was keeping tight-lipped about the stars lined up for this series, he did promise we would be served up some more great dishes, kitchen nightmares along with plenty of drama!

Our food for the soul audiences love to question Gary about The Restaurant, his top cooking tips, his culinary failures and his time in the United States. Gary is always open to plenty of questions so be sure to reserve your free places/s at this season’s cookery demos.

WATCH our highlights video

Here’s our schedule for autumn/winter 2015:

Tuesday 29th September Meath 7:00pm Dunboyne Castle, Dunboyne BOOK NOW
Monday 12th October Cork 7:00pm Hibernian Hotel, Mallow BOOK NOW
Monday 19th October Waterford 7.00pm, Woodlands Hotel, Dunmore Road BOOK NOW
TBC Mayo Plaza Hotel, Westport Autumn Date
Monday 9th November Dublin 7:00pm Hotel TBC, Dublin North BOOK NOW
Monday 23rd November Clare 7.00pm Templegate Hotel, Ennis BOOK NOW


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Bluebird Care helps local charity stay on the road

There was lots of food for thought at the Bluebird Care cookery demonstration with celebrity chef Gary O’Hanlon. Celebrating five years in business in Donegal, Bluebird Care threw a culinary party for their staff, customers, business associates and local people interested in all things cooking.

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FREE Cookery Demo with TV3’s ‘The Restaurant’ Celebrity Chef in Drogheda

Chef Gary O’Hanlon kicks off nationwide series of cookery demos in the D Hotel on Monday 9th March. Book your free place now.

Gary penned our cookbook which last month was named charity cookbook of the year in Ireland and which will now go forward to the world Gourmand Cookbook Awards in June in China.

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Join Celebrity Chef from TV3’s The Restaurant and author of our cookbook Food for the Soul at the first in our nationwide series of cookery demos for 2015.

Watch the video of Gary talking about the cookbook.


Kieran Hallinan, Director of Bluebird Care North East says the event brings together people who love food, love to cook and who want to learn from the best. We are delighted to host this free event in Drogheda and I would like to extend an invitation to all members of the community and from the public, private and community and voluntary sectors to come along. Previous cookery demos in Limerick and Wexford have seen over 100 people attend.”

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis and Gary will be signing copies of Food for the Soul on the night.

Register for the event here.

Gary Cooks Chicken Curry

Celebrity Chef Gary O’Hanlon has created a series of videos for us cooking his favourite recipes from our cookbook Food For the Soul.

Here he cooks Chicken Curry. Gary did an event at Electric Picnic where Sunil Guhai was MCing. He’s Executive Chef of the Jaipur Restaurant Group and a great Chef according to Gary. He did a chicken curry at the event but never as Gary had seen. He roasted the spices, broke them up in the morel and pestle, fried them a bit, added the sauce ingredients and then put in the chicken. This isn’t the usual method Gary would use but Sunil is a master and has created a wonderful dish that Gary has cooked here.