Brian has built a national reputation as a chef on one simple belief – that tasty, healthy food based around traditional recipes and local produce is something everyone should enjoy. Fans of Brian McDermott will already be familiar with that passion for local food and Donegal which has made him a regular on the Irish food festival circuit. Brian is presenter and MC for a number of prestigious food festivals and events across Ireland. Brian is one of the most passionate, genuine and inspiring public speakers who is often a headline guest speaker.
A regular TV Chef on RTE and has his own slot weekly on BBC Radio and he contributes to many local and national press outlets. Brian's book “ Donegal Table “ has been awarded best Cookery Book in Ireland and he won best cookery book in the world at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Macao, China in July 2019.
Traditional Irish Recipes is the third book launched by Brian in March of this year. Within a year of opening the Foyle Hotel in Moville Brian has been awarded many accolades in Irish Food to include “ Irelands Newcomer of 2019 “ by Georgina Campbell, Irelands Top 100 places to Stay and Eat by Sunday Times and Mc Kenna Guide as well as Lucinda O Sullivan’s Top Places to Stay in Eat in Ireland for 2019.