Chef Profile December 2016: Marty Black, head chef at The Ivanhoe Hotel and Inn in Carryduff

Chef Profile December 2016: Marty Black, head chef at The Ivanhoe Hotel and Inn in Carryduff

Marty Black is one of the lucky people who knew what he wanted to do in life when he was just a teenager.  At just 15 years old, he started working part-time in The Other Place in south Belfast and it was there that he decided he wanted to train... View Article

Chef Profile October 2016: Franck Brétéché, chef/owner of Mange Tout Deli in Downpatrick

Chef Profile October 2016: Franck Brétéché, chef/owner of Mange Tout Deli in Downpatrick

Franck Brétéché, chef/owner of Mange Tout Deli in Downpatrick, talks to Sam Butler Frenchman Franck Brétéché has developed a successful career as a popular chef and owner of the award-winning Mange Tout café/deli in Downpatrick. However, Franck once had his sights set on a career in professional football and was... View Article

Chef Profile September 2016: Jason Bowen, co-owner of The Fatted Calf

Chef Profile September 2016: Jason Bowen, co-owner of The Fatted Calf

As with many of the chefs gracing HRNI’s pages, Jason Bowen acquired his love of cooking from his family and studied at Belfast Met’s Millfield campus but from there his backstory diverges. Hailing from Vancouver Island, the Canadian may be familiar to many in Northern Ireland for another reason; he arrived here to finish his ice hockey... View Article

Chef Profile August 2016: Stuart Archibald, head chef at Horatio Todd’s in Ballyhackamore, talks to Alyson Magee

Chef Profile August 2016: Stuart Archibald, head chef at Horatio Todd’s in Ballyhackamore, talks to Alyson Magee

With his chef mother passing on her expertise from the get-go, it was a quick and easy route into the trade for Stuart Archibald. “I started work in a delicatessen on the Cregagh Road for a wee while and then it closed down and I went to college,” says Stuart.... View Article

Chef Profile Summer 2016: Kevin Watson, head chef at Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Chalets, talks to Alyson Magee

Chef Profile Summer 2016: Kevin Watson, head chef at Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Chalets, talks to Alyson Magee

  The joinery trade’s loss has been our gain with, in a coincidence mirroring the May profile, an oversubscribed joinery course at Fermanagh College of Further Education (now South West College) turning our featured chef to chefing. “I took up the catering course instead,” says Kevin Watson, head chef at... View Article

Chef Profile May 2016: Stephen Forbes, head chef at Pier 59 in Derry, talks to HRNI

Chef Profile May 2016: Stephen Forbes, head chef at Pier 59 in Derry, talks to HRNI

Stephen Forbes, head chef at Pier 59 in Derry, talks to Alyson Magee By  the time this edition of HRNI hits the streets, Stephen Forbes will be a long way from Pier 59. The Derry native will be somewhere in Southeast Asia, taking a few months off to refresh and... View Article