37 year-old Jacinta is from Monaghan. She is really interested in organic food and enjoys learning about growing the food she loves. Her mother never enjoyed cooking so Jacinta began cooking at an early age and has been hooked ever since. Cooking for her children is a challenge as she is always encouraging them to try new things. She previously owned her own bridal shop and won the title of Bridal Designer of the Year in 2000. The shop is now closed and since giving up her fashion career her creativity comes out in her cooking. Jacinta says her favourite part of a meal is dessert, and her favourite food of all time is chocolate. She says that similarly to trends in fashion, she has always been ‘a little unorthodox’ when it comes to food.