Louise Lennox is a leading chef, food writer, broadcaster, a children’s food media specialist and the co.founder of Foodoppi.com
She consults and works with many international brands on various food campaigns for television, digital and print media.
Louise initially qualified in Culinary Arts and then furthered her expertise in the area by studying Diet, Health and Nutrition at DIT Kevin St.
She has been working on The Restaurant for 10 years. Louise devised and styled the food and recipes for the children’s television show 'Grubz Up' and co-hosted ‘Pans on Fire’; children's cookery series competition to find Ireland’s youngest and most talented chefs. Louise has been a regular guest on many popular television programmes including programmes.
As part of her food movement, Louise is educating children about the food and STEAM -science, technology, engineering, art and maths and encouraging them from an early age to learn how to cook, Louise has ran workshops for both parents and children for over 12 years and regularly visits schools all over Ireland teaching children, parents and teachers.
Louise wrote a regular monthly feature for The Food & Wine magazine for five years and her delicious recipes and interesting articles are frequently published in national newspapers. Louise is regularly invited to demonstrate her talents and dispense witty nuggets of gastronomical wisdom at live event food festivals around the country.
Hailing from Dundrum, Louise always had an interest in food.
For 3 years Louise studied professional cookery at Cathal Brugha Street. There she discovered her natural flair for pastry work and quickly moved to a prime job in Mahers in Dublin 4.
Two years later, aged just 22, she became Head Pastry Chef at the renowned Dobbins Restaurant under the ownership of the late John O'Byrne. It was here that Louise honed her skills in the art of the plated dessert, and where her creations in edible art, such as sugar skills and chocolate work, were recognised.
Nowadays you will find Louise, the self-employed pastry chef, selling her breads, biscuits and cakes in the Cup Cake Cottage in Airfield in Dundrum. She also sets aside time to give cookery lessons to children, a job she particularly loves.