Before joining the team, David made a name for himself as an executive chef at the award-winning, Fishy Fishy in Kinsale for an impressive 14 years. Known for his innovative approach to cooking, he has earned a reputation as a renowned chef with a passion for pushing culinary boundaries.
David's dishes are a reflection of his creative flair and commitment to using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. His bold flavour combinations and inventive presentation showcase his skill and expertise, and his commitment to using seasonal produce ensures that every dish is bursting with flavour.
Before joining The Pavilion, David was head chef at Ballinacurra House in Kinsale. David spent 2 years working as head tutor at Dublin’s premier cookery school, Cooks Academy. Prior to this, he worked as a senior chef at Dublin’s Michelin-star restaurant Chapter One.
Kinsale was the birthplace of David’s career which has spanned over 15 years and in various prestigious kitchens including Roly’s Bistro in Ballsbridge, Gordon Ramsay’s Claridges, River Café, and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in Cornwall. David has won many accolades including Best Chef in Limerick at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards 2010, while he was head chef at the Mustard Seed restaurant in Adare, Co. Limerick.
Leah honed her restaurant management style in various high-end establishments such as Hayfield Manor and Greenes Restaurant in Cork City. Leah has completed WSET wine training, which has given her an in-depth knowledge of the wine-making process, from grape to bottle, as well as the ability to discern subtle differences in taste based on the climate and soil in which the grape was grown.
Leah brings a level of professionalism and dedication that is second to none. Her attention to detail and commitment to providing a luxury experience for every guest is evident in every aspect of her management style, from ensuring that every dish is prepared to perfection to making sure that each guest feels welcome and valued.
The perfect summer dish that is sure to impress your guests! The Pavilion's Head Chef, David shows you step-by-step, how to cook a lovely spiced, smoked monkfish on the barbecue with a crispy potato rosti. This dish is accompanied by a fresh, healthy tomato and herb salad.