This year I am excited to celebrate 20 years working in food. I have studied in France and New York and trained and worked at Ballymaloe Cookery School and House in County Cork and worked for three years developing farmers markets across Ireland, which I am very passionate about. My work in Slow Food Ireland brought me to work at the Slow Food University in Italy, where I stayed for 3 years. I have a restaurant in Dublin and create the menu with Aer Lingus onboard European and Transatlantic flights. My food ethos is simple, local, seasonal with a fresh take on Irish cooking.
Today, I am very lucky to be one of the most well known chefs in Ireland and one of the most familiar faces on Irish TV: I have presented four TV series entitled Fresh from the Farmers’ Market, and Fresh from the Sea. I am a regular guest chef on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch in the UK. In the USA, I am the host of the hit PBS series Clodagh's Irish Food Trails and a regular chef on the Rachael Ray Show, and NBC’s Today Show. I have cooked on The Nate Berkus Show,The Late Late Show, Esquire TV and most recently I become a regular chef on The Marilyn Denis Show and the Your Morning Show both airing on CTV (Canada).
I am the author of five best-selling cookbooks, including 2015’s Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen (which shot to the top of Amazon’s list).
I also host Clodagh’s Kitchen pop-ups, including recent ones at The Whitney Museum in NYC, Selfridges (London) and an annual Irish lunch in Fortnum and Mason. I have worked, as a spokesperson for many different brands, including recently become the U.S. ambassador for Kerrygold.
I write a regular gastro-travel pieces for Food & Wine online, and features for the Irish Times. I have been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Glamour, People, Better Homes and Gardens, Rachael Ray Everyday, The New York Times, UK Saturday and Sunday Times Newspaper, Grazia and Red Magazine.
Clodagh filmed two television series to accompany her Irish Farmer’s Market Cookbook, the first of which debuted on RTÉ in 2007. Part two debuted in 2008 and was picked up by media outlets in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Clodagh’s third series Fresh From The Sea was broadcast on RTÉ in 2009 and a second series of the same name aired in 2010 and was met with rave reviews.
Clodagh’s Irish Food Trails is currently airing on PBS and Create TV in the USA. She is due to film a new series in September, which will be aired on Create TV, PBS and RTÉ next spring.
Clodagh has been a guest on numerous television programs including RTÉ’s Late Late Show, The Saturday Night Show, Ireland AM and most recently Saturday Night with Miriam.
In the US, she has appeared on The Rachel Ray Show, The Today Show, The Nate Berkus Show and The Better Show.
In the UK, Clodagh has appeared on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch, BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, Rick Steins Food Heroes and Market Kitchen.
Clodagh is dedicated to raising awareness and donating her time to great causes. She is a proud ambassador of Haven, Make-A-Wish Ireland and supports many Irish organisations such as The One Percent Difference Campaign, Our Lady's Hospital Crumlin and Focus Ireland.
Clodagh is a proud ambassador for Haven is an Irish based NGO working in Haiti to rebuild homes and communities in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.
'One of the projects that really stands out for me is the training of boat makers as part of a livelihoods scheme in Gonaives. Haven set up training in boat making for local men to not only learning a skill but also to gain a boat that could then provide them with a livelihood. This showed me that the country and Haven didn’t turn their back to the sea that did so much damage; instead they looked to the sea that surrounds them for solutions.'
Clodagh hosts the annual Taste of Haiti dinner each year in aid of Haven and will visit Haiti in April 2014.
Make-A-Wish Ireland has one simple aim - they grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since arriving in Ireland in 1992, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for almost 1,500 brave children.