Master Pastry Chef, Shane Smith has nearly 20 years’ experience working in some of the world’s most celebrated pastry kitchens across the globe. The aspiring chef began his formal training at Killybeg’s Tourism College in Donegal, and went on to graduate with a Degree in Culinary Arts, specialising in Pastry, from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. The Co. Cavan native is Head Pastry Chef and Head of Product Development at Airfield Estate in Dundrum.
Shane also works closely with Coole Swan Irish Liquor as a consultant and lead recipe developer for the renowned Irish cream liqueur and has exclusively published recipes in 16 of the company’s signature cookery books.
He is a regular contributor to TheTaste.ie, voted Best Digital Food Magazine in the World, along with well-known national publications including The Irish Times, The Sunday Independent, Image magazine, Food & Wine magazine and the Sunday Business Post. Shane also writes a monthly column for the Anglo Celt newspaper.
In September 2015, Shane was awarded the title of “Best Bakery Manager in Ireland” in conjunction with Shelflife magazine. Shane also has a monthly cookery slot on Saturday & Sunday AM, TV3 where he can be seen bringing his natural flare and love for all things sweet to the nation’s homes.