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
establishments nationwide.

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


There are few restaurants in Dingle to which Louise hasn’t contributed success. Her Mex West food truck is award-winning. Using a unique pastry recipe, Louise will entice you with a Spanish/Dingle fusion dish of Blasket Island Lamb Empanadas

Sunday 1st October – 16:00

Finishing up our cookery demonstrations on an Italian High Note! Chef Massimiliano (Max) Bagaglini of Convivium Italian Gourmet masterfully blends the foods of his youth with the best quality ingredients of West Kerry.
Bagaglini features regularly on Rte Today show with Daithi & Maura. Max has been cooking since he was a child in the kitchen with his “Nonna Maria” doing everything from scratch! Love and passion for good food and quality ingredients.
His passion became his business, Max owns an authentic Italian takeaway in the heart of Tralee. @conviviumitaliangourmet
You’ll not want to miss Max’s wisdom and wit as he shares old recipes turned in a new direction.