Focus On: Chefs – Dillon’s Hotel

Name: Malachy O’Hara

Business: Dillon’s Hotel


Why did you become a chef?
I’d say I became a chef because I had a keen interest in it from a young age and always enjoyed watching my father and grandmother cook a lot also maybe pushed me in that direction as a career

What is your signature dish?
I’d say the cured beetroot and gunpowder gin salmon we do for our wild Atlantic nights at Dillon’s. Always a great dish to make and takes around 3 days to prepare so a lot of hard work goes into it. Always enjoyable to see the final product when it’s finished I suppose

What chef do you admire and why ?
I wouldn’t say I admire any chef, I like a lot of different chefs for different reasons just. But I’d say if I was to pick one it would be Anthony Boardain just for everything he achieved in life and as a chef.

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