It all started with Baking Powder...In 1893, in Bielefeld Germany, Dr. August Oetker developed 'Backin', a convenient and superior quality form of Baking Powder packed in small sachets. It was a huge success because it guaranteed perfect results every time.
Further innovations soon followed and today, almost 120 years later, we are still a family business and the Dr. Oetker name is famous for its passion for baking and quality products which still guarantee perfect results every time.
Author of both the blog and the new published title 'Gimme The Recipe'.
Better known for his job as a commentator and journalist with the RTÉ Sports Department, Marty flexed his culinary muscles during a stint in The Restaurant
Edward Hayden is best known for his popular cookery slots on TV3's Ireland AM. Hayden is a regular cookery columnist in Woman's Way and his recipes and cookery features have appeared in numerous national publiciations, including the Irish Independent, The Irish Times, the Sunday World and Food & Wine Magazine. He self-published his first cookbook, Edward Entertains, in 2008, followed by his second book, Food To Love, published by The O'Brien Press in 2011. He released his third cookery book, Food for Friends, in 2013.
Justin O’Connor is originally from the north county Dublin. He trained at the Dublin College of Catering in the capital, taking a degree in Culinary Management and graduated in 1991.
From the moment of his graduation, “Joc,” as everyone calls him, gained experience in a number of five star hotels such as the Shelbourne hotel in Dublin and top end restaurants like La Stampa, before specialising in corporate and event catering. Joc also traveled to Canada and worked in the renowned King Edward Hotel in Toronto.
On his return to his native Dublin, Joc started working in the most visited international attraction in Ireland, Guinness Storehouse in 2004, and currently his team caters for about 200,000 guests a year. Joc works closely with the Guinness Storehouse leadership team in the design of new and exciting offers using Guinness as a primary ingredient in a range of signature dishes.
Kelkin Ltd. has been providing wholesome, healthy foods since 1976. Their brand is well represented in numerous categories such as, gluten free foods, healthy snacking, functional foods and supplements. They also perform well in more mainstream categories like cereals, beverages and snacks, always offering the Healthy Choice.
Mary Carney was named the inaugural MasterChef Ireland winner in 2011 by judges Nick Munier and Dylan McGrath, after reaching the finals alongside Bridín Carey and Mike Curran. The 29-year-old from Waterford city says that her mother is her culinary inspiration. Her dream is to run a café in the style of her culinary hero, Yotam Ottolenghi but with the current economic climate that ambition is temporarily on hold. In 2012, Carney
Normally better known for teaching the world how to dress, stylist Gok Wan has gone back to his family roots (his dad runs a Chinese restaurant) with his new Channel 4 food series, Gok Cooks Chinese. He aims to bring an authentic Chinese flavour to your cooking proving that the cuisine can be a healthy option.
Bridín Carey reached the finals of MasterChef Ireland 2011 alongside Mary Carney and Mike Curran. Originally from Tipperary, she lives in Dublin with her husband Brian. Before the show, she worked as a Senior Occupational Therapist in the National Rehabiliation Hospital. Her audition dish was Tournedo of Organic Salmon, Rosti, Beetroot and Horseradish Cream.