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Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan is the face behind the award-winning Firehouse bakery and bread school.

A former corporate law student Patrick swapped law books for chef knives. Having completed training under the guidance of Michelin starred chef Kevin Thornton at

Thornton’s Restaurant in Dublin Patrick has gone on to work in both the UK and Australia. Patrick helped set up The Thoughtful Bread company in Bath, where he spent 4 years as head baker helping  to establish The Thoughtful Bread company as an award winning artisan bakery. During this time Patrick published his first book “Bread Revolution” as well as starring in a BBC2 programme “the big bread experiment”

Since returning home in 2012 Patrick has secured his place as one of Ireland’s most prolific artisan bakers. Patrick runs popular bread baking classes on Heir Island in West Cork as well as the award winning Firehouse bakery and Café in Delgany Wicklow. As well as this Patrick operates an ever-growing wholesale bakery which serves numerous cafes, restaurants and stores throughout Wicklow and Dublin. Patrick is one of the founding members of Realbread Ireland who strive to return bread to its rightful place as King of the Table.

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