Award-winning chef, Neven Maguire, is Head Chef/Owner of MacNean House & Restaurant in Blacklion, Co. Cavan. Neven began cooking at 12 years of age in the kitchen of th restaurant which was then run by his parents. Neven took over MacNean House & Restaurant in 2001 and it is now one of Ireland’s top restaurants, consistently winning awards for both its cuisine and service. One of Ireland’s most talented and innovative chefs, Neven and was named ‘Best Chef’ 2014 at the Irish Restaurant Awards and MacNean House & Restaurant awarded ‘Best Dining Experience’ at the Hospitality Ireland Awards 2014. Having trained and then tutored in professional cooking, Neven went on to work at some the world’s top restaurants including Arzac, San Sebastian, Spain (3 Michelin Stars) and Restaurant Léa Linster, Luxembourg (2Michelin Stars). He is credited with raising awareness of Ireland’s high quality producers internationally and has just been presented with Ireland’s ‘Producer Champion Award’ at the recent Blas na hEireann national food awards.

Fulfilling a long-held dream, Neven officially opened his ‘Neven Maguire Cookery School’ alongside his restaurant earlier this year. The state-of-the-art cookery school features a range of exciting cookery classes for all skill levels, the increasingly popular Parent and Child courses and tours of Neven’s extensive vegetable and herb collection. Perfect for homcooks to aspiring chefs, all classes are presented by Neven and Class sizes are kept small for a ‘hands-on’ experience. In addition to the school, Neven has also launched his exclusive ‘Chef’s Table with Neven’ dining experience where Neven and his team cook in front of diners and present th restaurant’s acclaimed Tasting Menu. Accompanying wines are also presented and served by the restaurant’s sommelier. His latest recipe book – ‘The Nation’s Favourite Food FAST!’ –is already an Irish best-seller and won the Avonmore Cook book of the Year at the recent Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. Neven’s latest ‘Home Chef’ TV series will be broadcast on RTÉ 1 in January. His TV series are also being broadcast in the US (on PBS) and the UK (UKTV Food). MacNean House & Restaurant and the Neven Maguire Cookery School, Blacklion, County

Cavan / 071 985 3022

Neven Maguire Awards

Hospitality Ireland Awards 2014 – MacNean House & Restaurant awarded ‘Best Dining


Irish Restaurant Awards ‘Best Ulster Restaurant’ 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, Irish

Restaurant Awards ‘Best Ulster Chef’ 2013, 2012, 2010, Irish Restaurant Awards ‘Best Ulster

Customer Service’ 2010, Irish Restaurant Awards ‘Best Restaurant’ 2009, Irish Restaurant

Awards ‘Best Chef’ 2014, 2009 & Irish Restaurant Awards ‘Best Celebrity Chef’ 2010, 2009

Food & Wine's 'Ulster Best Restaurant' Award 2012, 2009, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002, Food &

Wine’s 'Ulster Best Chef' Award 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2004 & Food & Wine’s

'Restaurant of the Year' Award 2008

MacNean House and Restaurant, Top 10 Restaurants in Europe Trip Advisor's Traveler’s

Choice Awards: Ireland’s only venue to be included

Knighthood, Commanderie des fins Goustiers du Duche d’Alencon 2012

Georgina Campbell Award for Outstanding contribution to the Hospitality Industry 2012

Shortlisted for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2010

Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Award for Fine Dining (2008)

Georgina Campbell's Restaurant of the Year Award 2007

Special Award for Culinary Achievements and Tourism Promotion from Cavan County

Council 2007

Georgina Campbell's Natural Food Award 2006

Jameson Chef of the Year 2004

Represented Ireland in the Bocuse d'Or World Cuisine Competition in Lyon, France 2001

Gold Medal Award Winner 2001 (Presented by Prince Charles in the House of Commons for

high achievement in his career, while still in his 20's)

Bushmills Chef of the Year 1999 and 2000

Eurotoque Young Chef of the Year 1999