FOOD WRITER & JOURNALIST
Restaurant Critic/Food Writer/Columnist, Irish Examiner | Eater | Sunday Business Post 101 Great Irish Restaurants & Misc. | Contributor, http://www.foodandwine.ie | Member of Irish Food Writers’ Guild | Also contribute to other miscellaneous publications
Founder, Programmer & Ringmaster, Grub Circus, a travelling food activist ‘roadshow’ appearing at All Together Now Festival, Curraghmore Estate, Waterford, and other venues (Twitter: @grubcircus
Author/Ghostwriter: Clifford & Son (Liberties Press) (http://www.amazon.com/Clifford-Son-Michael/dp/1909718394)
Working with small food producers (product development and marketing) and the hospitality sector (menu development, systems and marketing).
I have almost ten years experience as a professional chef in Ireland and the UK, including nearly two years working as head chef in a busy vegetarian restaurant and I also have substantial front-of-house experience. I have a BA in Culinary Arts (Graduate Student of the Year) from Cork Institute of Technology.
Modules included: Advanced Culinary Skills 1& 2 | Advanced Pastry 1 & 2 | Gastronomy in the Modern World | Cost Management | Culinary Leadership & Training | Research Methods & Styles | New Food Product Development Tech | Service Business Environment | Food Product Development & Concepts | Synoptic Study (Sustainable Short Food Supply Chains for Urban Areas).
As a former graphic designer and print production specialist with extensive experience including several years as European Print Project Manager for Apple, I am also able to advise on all aspects of visual design and marketing.