Saturday 6th October
12:00 Wade Murphy Elegant Comfort Food
13:00 Karen Coakley Easy Family Favourites
14:00 Eddie Attwell Tunnel Salad | Beef Carpaccio | Pork Belly | Lobster
Sunday 7th October
12:00 Mark Murphy Scallop | Pork Belly
13:00 Massimiliano (Max) Bagaglini Fresh Mozzarella & Some Tasty Dishes
14:00 Jean Marie Vaireaux Something Fishy!

Wade Murphy
Elegant Comfort Food

Saturday at 12:00 - 01:00 PM
Venue: St James’ Church, Main Street, Dingle
Cost: Free

A Gorey native, Chef/ Owner of 1826 Adare, Wade started his culinary career at a young age. Feeding his love for cooking, Wade trained at DIT Cathal Brugha Street and later at GMIT

He moved to England and spent 7 years working in hotels and restaurants in and around London, working at Michelin Star standards.

In 2001 he joined the opening team of the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin. Wade also helping with the openings of other Four Seasons hotels in Sharm El Sheik, Prague, Budapest and London and in June 2005 he moved to the F.S. Chicago.

In 2007 he returned to Ireland to open Lisloughrey Lodge, as Executive Chef. In 2010 he joined The Lodge at Doonbeg as Executive Head Chef, picking up an array of awards in those couple of years.

May 2013 saw the opening of 1826 Adare which he owns with his wife Elaine. His food and the standards in the restaurant have received exceptional reviews from Ireland’s top critics, such as Catherine Cleary, Tom Doorley, Lucinda O’Sullivan, Gillian Nelis and John McKenna and some of the numerous awards to date include – Best Restaurant in Munster 2014, 2015 & 2016 and Best Chef in Limerick 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018. 1826 Adare has been awarded a much coveted Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide to Great Britain and Ireland in 2016, 2017 & 2018.


Karen Coakley
Easy Family Favourites

Saturday at 13:00 - 02:00 PM
Venue: St James’ Church, Main Street, Dingle
Cost: Free

Karen Coakley is a food blogger living in Kenmare, Co. Kerry. She juggles her blog and active social media channels with Food Tours of Kenmare and looking after her family. She previously wrote a regular food column in the West Cork Times and a had fortnightly Food Report on ‘The Best Possible Taste’ on West Limerick FM, filled with local food news and recipes tried-and-tested from her kitchen. Karen has most recently been seen cooking on RTÉ’s popular daytime TV Show ‘Today with Maura and Daithí’.

Instagram @kenmare_foodie FB Kenmare Foodie Website




Eddie Attwell
Tunnel Salad | Beef Carpaccio | Pork Belly | Lobster

Saturday at 14:00 - 03:00 PM
Venue: St James’ Church, Main Street, Dingle
Cost: Free

Eddie is originally from Craigavon, Armagh, and has earned himself the nickname of Hurricane Attwell, given his whirlwind status in the kitchen, infusing his energy and passion into the dishes he creates.

He has a long-standing passion for farm-to-fork food. During a formerly held position at L’Enclume restaurant, he volunteered to work on the expansion of the farm attached to the restaurant for six months. This is when he met Kevin Tickle, the restaurant’s main forager. “I wanted to be a link between the farm and kitchen: growing, foraging, seeing everything through the seasons and how to use it all.

“The growing and foraging side became really prominent in all my thoughts. Seasonality became about what you could see, not what the veg man was importing from Egypt. Food to have more locality and zero food miles became instilled and made cooking really exciting. Whatever you had was prepped on the day or preserved to use in Winter.”


Cookery Demonstration by David Gillick @ Fitzgerald’s Hardware

Saturday at 15:00
Venue: Fitzgerald’s Hardware
Cost: Free

David was the 2007 European Championship 400 metres winner. He specialises in the 400 metres & he won the European Indoor Championship in 2005 & 2007. He was also the National Outdoor Championship winner in 2006 & 2007. He set the Irish Record of 45.52 seconds in 2007, this time also beat the Irish Outdoor record of 45.58 and was in the Olympic ‘A’ qualifying standard for the 2008 Games. David won Celebrity MasterChef 2013. He released his own cook book in September 2015 which is filled with recipes to cater for people with high energy lifestyles. There will also be giveaways in the store during the demonstration. Kenwood is supporting the event & there will be 25% of all Kenwood appliances during the weekend.

Cookery Demonstration by Mike Foley, Kerry ETB Chef Instructor

Saturday at 15:00
Venue: Kerry ETB, Rice House, Green/Main Street Corner
Cost: Free

‘’Dingle Bay Bouillabaisse’’ – Seasonal West Kerry seafood with rich prawn bisque,
sea greens, a trio of roes, classic rouille and squid ink tuille.

Mike’s career has spanned 30+ years and has included national and international experience as well as Michelin bib gourmand accreditation. Mike’s passion for food is contagious and loves working with and training our future chefs, always underpinning the need for local, seasonal and sustainable produce.

If you are interested in enrolling on the National Commis Chef Apprenticeship starting in Kenmare this October then please contact Joseph Nestor or Con O’Sullivan on 066-7149600. If you are interested in starting on our Food Preparation and Cooking course starting in Dingle this October please contact Kerry ETB Training Centre, Course Recruitment team on 066 7149600

Mark Murphy
Scallop | Pork Belly

Sunday at 12:00
Venue: St James’ Church, Main Street, Dingle
Cost: Free

Mark Murphy studied Culinary Arts in Tralee IT in 2003 and since then has continued to soar in his career. Having worked in high calibre establishments such as Longueville House, Mallow, L’Ecrivain in Dublin, Global Village in Dingle Mark perfected his craft.

Mark is one half of Dingle Cookery School where his passion for local, Irish and great food shines through and he loves to pass all of his knowledge along to his customers.

Dingle Cookery School currently run a five month course through Kerry ETB to train people to enter kitchens with all of the knowledge they need to get a great start on their newly chosen path.

Mark is now also the proprietor of The Little Cheese Shop in Dingle where his love for Irish food is evident with a large selection of Irish produce.


Massimiliano (Max) Bagaglini
Fresh Mozzarella & Some Tasty Dishes

Sunday at 13:00 - 02:00 PM
Venue: St James’ Church, Main Street, Dingle
Cost: Free

Once Upon a Cheese is a an Italian cheese-makers located in Tralee. Massimiliano is an Italian cheese maker and 4th generation involved in food business with a keen interest in handmade food. He specialises in Fresh Italian handmade soft and semi hard cheese. All products are made with fresh high quality local farmer cow’s milk . Products include Ricotta, Primo sale, Stracchino, Spreadable cheese and Caciotta.


Jean Marie Vaireaux
Something Fishy!

Sunday at 14:00 - 03:00 PM
Venue: St James’ Church, Main Street, Dingle
Cost: Free

Jean Marie Vaireaux is from Lyon, France where he worked as a chef for 20 years.

Jean Marie came to Dingle in 1998, a place he now calls home. He has worked in some great restaurants in the area, mainly The Waterside, The Skipper in Ventry, Global Village and Doyles of Dingle.

Jean Marie has been working in Out Of The Blue for the past 12 years.


Demonstrations are all at St. James’ Church, Main St. and are sponsored by Calor. They are free of charge and no need to book. There will be a collection at the door for the St James’ Church Restoration Fund. St James’ is of historic significance through its association with the pilgrimage routes of  St James of Santiago de Compostela. Historic buildings constantly need maintenance and repair and St James’ is no exception. To restore this iconic building, whilst maintaining its unique character €500,000 needs to be raised.

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