Focus On: Chefs – Mount Errigal

Name: Manus McBride

Business: Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny


Why did you become a chef?
I was working as a barman in the hotel industry 33 years ago and a friend of mine was going to Dublin for an interview for a chef position. I decided to tag along and 4 weeks later I found myself in Birmingham at catering college, and the rest is history!

What is your signature dish?
Chilled seafood platter – it’s my favourite dish to get artistic with and we’re known for our extravagant function displays.

What chef do you admire and why?
Marco Pierre White. He is the best in the industry and inspires generations of people in particular young chefs entering the industry.

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Ballyraine, Letterkenny
T: (074) 91 22700

WIN WIN WIN: To celebrate International Chefs Day, the Donegal News are giving one lucky reader the chance to win a €50 voucher to spend at one of the four featured restaurants. All you have to do is email with your name, location and choice of restaurant. Please use the subject line DN Chef Competition. The winner will be chosen at random from all entries received by the closing date Monday 30th October at 10am.

Ts & Cs: NWNG staff members, staff members of the participating businesses and their immediate family members are not permitted to enter. Emails will only be counted once therefore do not send duplicate entries. The winner will be chosen at random from all entries received by the closing date and must be available for any associated publicity photographs, the prize is as stated and non-transferable, negotiable or refundable. The editor’s decision is final.


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