Growing up on a working Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast while holding on to the apron strings of her mother, Catherine Fulvio (nee Byrne) was destined to dedicate her career to the hospitality industry. After leaving Tinakilly House as marketing manager Catherine returned to Ballyknocken to develop both the existing business and embark on a new career.
Today Catherine continues to enjoy what has become a labour of love at Ballyknocken, which is still also a genuine 350-acre working sheep farm, run by Catherine’s father and siblings, as well as being home to a charming Victorian Guesthouse and award winning cookery school. Catherine has firmly established herself as a familiar face on TV screens both at home and abroad and is an established food writer and author, she is currently researching her second book.
Award-winning, boutique caterers, bringing the most natural and wholesome foods to life with quirky flair and tailored menus unique to each occasion. Naomi Byrne, founder and creative, now ten years in business, prides herself on leading a team that delivers a friendly, professional service with that all-important personal touch.
Everything from Naomi’s Kitchen is homemade from start to finish using only natural and free-range ingredients. Supporting local producers, growers and suppliers, all our meat and poultry is fully traceable right back to Happy Farms in Sligo and Carlow. All the food from Naomi’s Kitchen is superbly sourced, perfectly cooked and stylishly presented.
The Happy Pear is a natural food market in Greystones, Co. Wicklow with an organic and non-organic produce section, a cafe and restaurant, a world-class juice and smoothie bar as wel as a dried goods section. They also cater at large music festivals, cater for small parties and teach fun and lively healthy eating education courses. Visit: www.thehappypear.ie