Barefoot Wine was launched in California more than twenty-five years ago. Its founders believed in making and selling wine that was both delicious and affordable and that could be enjoyed by everyone from first-time wine-consumers to hard-core aficionados. Barefoot Wine is the most awarded and #1 selling wine brand in the US and was introduced to Ireland in 2010
Kent-born Nick Munier left school at 16 before enrolling in catering college. Following on from his studies he was quickly employed by the Roux Brothers in London to begin his experience. Munier spent almost a decade alongside Marco Pierre White in his three Michelin-starred The Hyde Park restaurant in London. In the early 2000's, Munier relocated to Ireland with jobs at Peacock Alley, Restaurant Patrick Guilbauld and The Clarence, while also meeting and marrying his wife here.
On screen, Munier shone as the Maitre d' of Kell's Kitchen, before joining the judging panel of MasterChef Ireland, alongside Dylan McGrath. Munier owns Pichet, a restaurant on Dublin's Trinity Street that he opened with Stephen Gibson in 2009.
Nathan Outlaw is an English-born professional chef who has worked previously with television chef Rick Stein. He now runs his self titled two Michelin star restaurant, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw in Rock, Cornwall. He has appeared on several television in the UK and treated the MasterChef Ireland contestants to a masterclass in filleting fish as well as teaching them one of his signature dishes.
Mark Ahessy is one of Ireland's most talented young chefs. Having worked for some of the country's finest restaurants he has returned home to his native Clonmel as Head Chef of Stonehouse Restaurant. www.stonehouserestaurant.ie