TV3’s The Restaurant Chef Cooks Food for the Soul

Celebrity Chef Gary O’Hanlon celebrates Bluebird Care’s 5th Birthday with FREE cookery demo in the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny on Monday 23rd March at 7pm


Chef Gary O’Hanlon from Ramelton, author of Food for the Soul published by Bluebird Care.

Bluebird Care and Celebrity Chef Gary O’Hanlon from TV3’s The Restaurant and a native of Ramelton will host a free Food for the Soul cookery demonstration in Letterkenny next week.


Food for the Soul is a collection of Gary’s favourite home-cooked recipes and just last month the cookbook won the prestigious Gourmand world cookbook award in the fundraising category. The book raises money for Active Retirement Ireland.

Food for the Soul is published by homecare company Bluebird Care and will be showcased at the World Gourmand Awards in China in June. Bluebird Care is celebrating five years in Donegal and they are extending an open invitation to customers, suppliers, friends and anyone interested in food and cooking to join them at the celebratory event.

Bluebird Care & Gary

Eddie O’Toole and Marty Kelly of Bluebird Care with Chef Gary O’Hanlon (centre) with their award-winning cookbook Food for the Soul.

Director of Bluebird Care, Marty Kelly says, “We are delighted to throw a birthday party with a difference with Gary O’Hanlon at the helm. It will be a fun evening and it’s a token of our appreciation to all our customers and partners who have supported us over the past five years. We have become an integral part of families’ lives providing care at home and the in the community setting for people of all ages and varying degrees of ability. Our growth is also testament to our hard-working team based in every corner of Co. Donegal.”

The free cookery demonstration takes place in the Station House Hotel in Letterkenny on Monday 23rd March at 7pm. To register your free place click here:

You can also email or call 074 91 29562.

Food for the Soul could be described as ‘food for the soul, stories from the heart’ as Gary has a personal back-story for each recipe and putting his unique stamp on the book.

Speaking this week Gary says, “We have four sections in the cookbook – Starters, Snack, Mains and Desserts. We also have a ‘How-to-Guide’ for the more difficult recipes. I am really excited to partner with Bluebird Care on this project. They are a company that spends lots of time, energy and investment on projects to benefit other people and other organisations. I am pleased that my very first cookbook is one that is going to raise money for Active Retirement Associations across Ireland.”

Not only has Bluebird Care produced this cookbook for sale nationwide they have also commissioned a series of complementary online videos showing Gary cook each dish which are available to view on their website.

The cookbooks are available for sale at €10 at and will also be signed and sold by Gary at the cookery demonstration next week.


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