Clodagh McKenna is a chef, restaurateur, cookbook author and broadcaster who develops wholesome recipes using seasonal ingredients that are perfect for entertaining. This year, Clodagh celebrates 20 years working in food.
Clodagh’s recipes can be seen in any of her five best-selling cookbooks, on her YouTube channel or in one of her regular slots on Channel 4 Sunday Brunch (UK), The Today Show (USA), The Rachael Ray Show (USA), The Marilyn Denis Show (Canada) or Your Morning (Canada).
In spring 2018, Clodagh became a regular food columnist in the Evening Standard, sharing her recipes in the newspaper and online to over 18 million readers. Clodagh is currently writing her sixth cookbook entitled, Clodagh’s Suppers, which will be published in October 2018. Clodagh will also be filming a new television series in 2018. This series is being created for Irish, UK, American and Canadian TV and will be Clodagh’s fifth television series. Her last series Clodagh’s Irish Food Trails gained more than 15 million viewers on PBS (USA).
Clodagh started her career in food in her home country of Ireland, where she trained and worked at Ballymaloe Cookery School & House in County Cork. Then she went on to develop farmers markets around Ireland as well as creating her own food range, which she sold via the farmers markets. She lived in Italy for three years where she worked with the international organisation Slow Food. She now has a restaurant in Dublin called Clodagh’s Kitchen, where customers can sample her food ethos, which focuses on simple, local and seasonal produce with a fresh take on Irish cooking.
Clodagh has hosted pop-ups in collaboration with brands, including The Whitney Museum, Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Cheyne Walk Brasserie and L’Or Coffee. She is also a spokesperson for many different brands and has recently become the U.S. ambassador for Kerrygold and the Irish ambassador for the National Dairy Council and Tesco Ireland.