Bia Dingle Demonstrations
At The Dingle Food Festival
Cookery demonstrations will take place at St James’ Church on Main Street. As always, the Festival Committee and Bia Dingle would like to thank St James’ for their willingness to host this wonderful slate of culinarians over the weekend.
Demonstrations are limited in capacity and cost one Taste Trail ticket as admission.
Saturday 30th – 12:00 Chef Peter McGrattan
Land to Sea – Guest Emcee
Peter, after stints at Chapter One, The Adare Mannor, and Dingle’s own Global Village, is back to entice the senses with a chocolate demonstration to begin the festivities. Blending local ingredients with exotic chocolates is the perfect aperitif to the weekends festival events.
Saturday 30th – 14:00 Remembering Pat Moore
Chef Paddy Moore and the Moore Family
Guest Emcee Trevis L Gleason, Bia Dingle
Chef Paddy Moore, grandson of the late Pat Moore of The Beginish – one of Dingle’s first renowned restaurants – will make one of Pat’s favourite home meals, Dingle Fish Pie, while other family members recall and reminisce about Pat and the early days of the Dingle Food scene.
Saturday 30th – 16:00 Chef David Krul
The Hare’s Corner – Guest Emcee Ali Dunworth, food writer, TV producer & stylist
Breakfast and Brunch have come to Dingle in a big way over the past few years. A new addition to the a.m. dining scape of Dingle is The Hare’s Corner and chef David will recreate one of their most popular offerings using Bia Dingle produce. This dish is sure to make your weekend menu at home.
Sunday 1st October
12:00 Pobailscoil Chorca Dhuibhne
Home Economics Class and their teacher, Marie Ní Arrachtáin – Guest Emcee Shane Smith
The next generation of chefs and educators are on show for us to close out this year’s demonstrations. The students will show off their skills and tempt your palates. Come and support these young cooks and see what’s in store for the next phase of Dingle’s culinary evolution.
Shane Smith Bio
Award winning Pastry Chef, Shane Smith has over 23 years’ experience working in some of
the most celebrated pastry kitchens in Ireland & abroad.
These years of experience and love of teaching ultimately led to the launch of his own Online Cookery School in 2022. Shane’s mission is to share his experience and knowledge to help educate, mentor and guide the next generation of pastry chefs and home bakers.
Along with this, he also manages his own consultancy business, specialising in hands-on
training, recipe development, long & short term support, social media planning for food
Shane is currently Brand Ambassador for Kenwood Ireland and Gem Pack Foods and in his
free time, can be found behind the camera lens, styling and photographing food. He is no
stranger to standing in front of the camera lens either as he is a regular on “The Today Show” on RTÉ One, here he can be seen bringing his natural love of all things sweet into the nation’s homes.
Sunday 1st October
14:00 Louise Brosnan – Mex West/Bia Dingle
Guest Emcee Sharon Noonan of The Best Possible Taste Podcast