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In conversation with Niall Mc Kenna

A Taste of Ireland with Ed Finn

Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 - 39 minutes

Our special guest this week on A Taste of Ireland is award winning chef and restaurateur - Niall Mc Kenna.  

Belfast man Niall has been cooking since the age of 16 and in the course of his career spent 12 years training under the likes of Michelin starred Chefs Nico Ladenis , Gary Rhodes at The Greenhouse and City Rhodes and Marco Pierre White at The Canteen. He also worked in the prestigious Avenue Restaurant in Mayfair and at the Notting Hill Brasserie before returning to Belfast to set up his own restaurant in 2003.   Niall has cooked for some serious celebrities and famous faces -  Princess Diana, Prince Charles, Liam Neeson and Jamie Dornan to name but a few!   His James Street South Restaurant Group is renowned in both Northern Ireland and beyond and Niall himself was named a Tourism Hero by industry chiefs for his contribution to the hospitality sector and ground-breaking Apprentice Programme.   Niall also starred in the BBC TV programme - Great British Menu

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