Neven McGuire – MacNean House & Restaurant
No.1 Pery Square recently welcomed Neven McGuire of MacNean House & Restaurant, one of the most talked about and frequented restaurants in the country.
Neven trained in some of the highest profile restaurants in the world including Roscoff, Belfast (Michelin Star winner), Grand Hotel Berlin (Michelin Star winner), The Lea Linster Luxembourg (where he cooked for Lady Diana and Tony Blair) and Arzak, San Sebastian.
At the core of Neven’s philosophy is a commitment to using only the finest local seasonal ingredients and he works closely with Bord Bia to promote Quality Assured Irish produce.
Neven is credited with raising awareness around Ireland’s high quality food producers, both nationally and internationally, and was presented with Ireland’s ‘Producer Champion Award’ at the Blas na hEireann national food awards.
Neven is also committed to helping young chefs to develop their careers in food and he regularly hosts trainees for work experience at his restaurant. Neven travels with his chefs to experience the best of European food and has placed his chefs for stages in other leading restaurants in Ireland, the UK and further afield.
Neven’s Food Trails – New Series RTÉ
Neven & his team were at No.1 to film for Nevens new and upcoming series Neven’s Food Trails, set to air on RTÉ.
“It’s over 120 programmes I’ve done with RTÉ”, Neven beamed, “so I’m absolutely privileged. Thank you to RTÉ for their support. It’s called Neven’s Food Trails and it’s all based on knowing where your produce comes from, cooking from scratch so buying less processed food, and just keeping it simple.”