Anthony is a private chef, food-writer, cookbook collector, and an independent food and drink advisor. Along with curating once-off food and drink events for a wide range of clients, Anthony works for and collaborates with a myriad of food, drink, education and tourism enterprises in and outside of Ireland, either as a project manager or from a consulting point of view on a particular aspect.
Anthony specialises in working with hospitality establishments, producers and culinary associations in mobilising innovation thinking and sustainable change around artisanal food and drink appreciation, brand and communications design, consumer / member engagement, policy and education. He particularly enjoys working behind the scenes on long term projects which involves traveling.
Starting out as a chef, well a cook, at the age of thirteen, Anthony has worked in many different professional kitchens in Ireland and France. He has also held positions as a hospitality manager, head cookery school tutor and a food business developer with a large restaurant solutions company working alongside senior management to introduce new ideas and sustainable food concepts across their portfolio of brands.
Anthony completed a Masters in Culinary Innovation and New Product Development in 2012 at Technological University Dublin. Subsequently, he holds a BA Degree in Culinary Arts along with a Level 3 Advanced W.S.E.T. (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) certificate in Wine and Spirits in which he won an Irish Guild of Sommelier Award and a scholarship to study Sherry in Jerez, Spain.
Anthony is a well-respected individual in Ireland’s culinary scene and is an active member of Slow Food Ireland, Irish Guild of Sommeliers and International Association of Culinary Professionals. Anthony was appointed a Fáilte Ireland Food Champion with Ireland's national tourism development authority in 2016 to help champion and build Ireland’s food tourism scene on the ground. Anthony is also the current Head of Food Council for Euro-Toques Ireland which was established by the late Myrtle Allen to help protect and promote Ireland’s small food and drink producers and bridge the connection between chefs and producers. He is a keen supporter of the organic food movement and is currently building his own edible garden showcasing fruit, herb, and vegetable varietals.