Edward Hayden is a well-known chef and food writer/blogger and works as a culinary lecturer in Waterford Institute of Technology and regularly lectures in An Grianán, the Irish Countrywomen's Association Adult Education Centre. Edward is very familiar to television and radio audiences from his weekly cookery slots on TV3's Ireland AM and regular appearances on KCLR FM.

Edward initially trained in professional cookery at Waterford Institute of technology, before completing a Bachelor of Arts in Advanced Culinary Arts at Cork Institute of Technology. Edward has also graduated with a Master’s Degree in Learning & Teaching in Higher & Third Level Education.

His recipes have been published in a number of leading Irish newspapers and magazines. In 2008 Edward self published his first cookery book, ‘Edward Entertains’ and in 2011 he published ‘Food to Love’ with The O’Brien Press which quickly featured in the top 5 Irish best sellers before being awarded the prestigious Kerry Food Book of the Year. Edward’s third book, ‘Food for Friends’ also with The O’ Brien Press was published in 2013.

Edward has been involved with Taste of Dublin for the last four years in various different roles and also had his own ‘Edward’s Festive Desserts’ stand at Taste of Christmas 2012.

Currently Edward is working hard on setting up his own cookery school in his native Kilkenny, due to open in Autumn 2014.

For more information check out www.edwardentertains.com