Meet the people of Ireland: Irish Chef Kevin Dundon

Kevin Dundon is the Chef/Proprietor of Dunbrody Country House Hotel & Restaurant, located in Ireland’s sunny South East

Dunbrody was established in 1997 by Kevin and his wife Catherine. It is now considered to be one of Ireland’s Premier Hotels & Restaurants. Kevin’s runs The Local Pub, the Sunday Local Food, Craft and Art Market, and a cookery school which is already recognised as one of the most respected in the country.

One of Ireland’s best-loved chefs, Kevin Dundon can usually be found busy at work in the Dunbrody House kitchens and cookery school. Reflected in all of Kevin’s cookbooks, this passion for freshness mixed with both simplicity and flair is the signature of Kevin’s cooking.

A chef with a love of locally-sourced indigenous produce, Kevin considers himself spoilt with the positive bounty of fresh seafood and fantastic fruit and vegetables literally on his doorstep.


Inspiration is easy to come by when you can indulge in the huge selection from the Hook Peninsula and also from Kevin’s own kitchen gardens at his hotel, Dunbrody Country House.

Set in 300 acres of parkland on the idyllic Hook Peninsula on Ireland’s south coast 1830s, Dunbrody really is the perfect year-round choice for a romantic getaway to the country.

Indulgence is the order of the day at Dunbrody with world-renowned gourmet restaurant, chic champagne seafood bar, and breakfast til noon daily. Couple this foodie focus with his aim to please and pamper, and you get a feel for what Dunbrody House is loved for.


Kevin has published 5 books, “Full on Irish”, “Great Family Food”, “Recipes that Work” and more recently “Modern Irish Food”. His new book “Back to Basics with Kevin Dundon” was recently launched to coincide with his TV series of the same name. Kevin is a great supporter of food festivals and conferences, whose message is to spread the word of good quality local food and food production.


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