Kevin Thornton is an Irish chef, radio and television personality, and author who has been described as a ‘gastronomic legend’ and ‘food philosopher’ in Ireland. Kevin is the first and only Irish chef to achieve two Michelin stars. His former restaurant, Thornton’s, is the only Irish restaurant ever to have been included in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and was ranked at No. 25 in the world. At this demonstration, Kevin will share his love and passion for Irish food and demonstrate the skill and art behind his dishes. Take a peek into the mind of a culinary visionary as he brings you through his creative concepts and exhibits his extraordinary skill in bringing his ideas to fruition.
Kevin Thornton is widely regarded as Ireland’s best chef and the great philosopher of Irish food. He approaches food in a wholly creative way through his new venture Kooks, he brings his guests on a food adventure to reconnect with the natural world through Wild Food Outings, to experience tastes beyond the walls of the restaurant through Masterclasses and to push the boundaries of the senses through bespoke, curated events. Co-owner, with his partner Muriel, of Dublin’s iconic Thornton’s Restaurant for 26 years, Kevin’s passion, understanding and drive for excellence made him Ireland’s highest achieving chef as the first Irish chef ever to have received two Michelin stars. Kevin is also an experienced lecturer in culinary arts, having taught for many years with DIT. Kevin has been a food writer for many publications including The Sunday Business Post and The Gloss Magazine. He has worked on various TV work including Guerrilla Gourmet and two series of the very popular Heat, his radio experience includes co-presenting Foodtalk – a six-part series on Newstalk 106.
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