In conversation with Kevin Dundon, Chef and owner of Dunbrody Country House Hotel
A Taste of Ireland with Ed Finn
Sunday, September 20th, 2020 - 38 minutes
In conversation with Kevin Dundon, Chef and owner of Dunbrody Country House Hotel. Kevin is an Irish celebrity chef, television personality and author.
Kevin started his career in Dublin in a restaurant called The Old Schoolhouse and continued his studies at Dublin College of Catering where he graduated in 1986. He received a scholarship to work in Switzerland and worked in Zurich in a well known restaurant called La Mère Catherine. From there, Kevin took a position on Wind Star Sails cruise ship on its maiden voyage from Le Havre, France to the Caribbean. His next position was as Sous-Chef in Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Canada where he represented Canada in culinary competitions in the US, Luxembourg and the culinary Olympics. Kevin also completed his Master’s Degree in Canada and received honours in Chef de Cuisine in 1992.
Kevin has cooked for many well-known celebrities during his career including Her Majesty, the Queen, President Bush and Bono. In 1994, Kevin was head-hunted back to Ireland as the Executive Head Chef of the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, widely recognised as one of the most prestigious Chef appointments in Ireland.
Kevins runs the incredibly successful Dunbrody Country House Hotel and Cookery School in Co. Wexford with his wife Catherine and family.