Chef & Cookbook author

Clodagh McKenna

Clodagh McKenna is a chef, broadcaster and author of six cookbooks. She is a regular guest chef on ITV’s This Morning and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch (UK) as well as The Today Show (USA), The Rachael Ray Show (USA), The Marilyn Denis Show (Canada) and Your Morning (Canada).

Clodagh’s own TV series, Irish Food Trails, have aired in the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia and New Zealand with viewing figures of 15 million. Clodagh is also one of the chefs on the new Channel 4 series Beat the Chef.

In spring 2018, Clodagh became the weekly food columnist for the Evening Standard, sharing her recipes in the newspaper and online to over 18 million readers.

Clodagh started her career in food in her home country of Ireland, where she trained and worked at Ballymaloe Cookery School & House in County Cork. She then went on to develop farmers markets around Ireland as well as creating her own food range. She lived in Italy for three years where she worked with the international organisation Slow Food. She then ran two restaurants in Dublin and Blackrock, where customers sampled her simple, local and seasonal food with a fresh take on Irish cooking.

Clodagh has hosted pop-ups in collaboration with brands, including Selfridges, Fortnum & Mason, Cheyne Walk Brasserie, L’Or Coffee and The Whitney Museum.