Clodagh McKenna is an Irish chef, restaurant and cook book author, living between London, Dublin and Brooklyn (NYC). She is the author of five best-selling cookery books, which include ‘Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen’ and ‘Homemade’. Clodagh has filmed four television series to entitled ‘Fresh From the Farmers Markets’, and ‘Fresh From The Sea’, which have aired in Ireland, UK, Europe, New Zealana, Australia, Canada and in the US Clodagh’s Irish Food Trails which aired on PBS and Create TV reaching audience levels of over 15 million.
She has appeared in the UK on Market Kitchen, Waitrose Kitchen, BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, Rick Stein’s Food Heroes. Clodagh is currently a regular monthly contributor on the TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’, 'Rachael Ray Show', NBC’s ‘Today Show’, CTV’s Marilyn Denis Show (Canada), Your Morning Show (Canada) and Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch. She has also appeared on The Nate Berkus Show, The Late Late Show, Esquire TV. Marilyn Denis Show (Canada) and among many more.
Clodagh has been working in food for 19 years. She studied in France and New York and trained and worked at Ballymaloe Cookery School and House in County Cork and worked for three years developing farmers markets across Ireland, which she is very passionate about. Her work in Slow Food Ireland brought her to work at the Slow Food University in Italy, where she stayed for 3 years. She has a restaurant in Dublin and creates the menu with Aer Lingus onboard European and Transatlantic flights. Her food ethos is simple, local, seasonal with a fresh take on Irish cooking. Clodagh has many influences in her cooking, having lived in Italy and France, but the bases of her passion for food is Irish. Clodagh would describe her cooking as a fresh modern take on Irish food with a focus on seasonal and local produce. She also does Clodagh’s Irish Kitchen pop ups, including one at The Whitney Museum (NYC), Selfridges (London), and Fortnum and Mason (London).
This year Clodagh launched her own range of ‘Clodagh’s Kitchen Pantry’, a range of seasonal preserves.
Clodagh has been featured in Forbes Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Glamour (US), People Magazine (US), Better Homes and Gardens (US), New York Times, UK Saturday and Sunday Times Newspaper, Red Magazine, to name a few and writes about her gastro-travels for Food and Wine online.
Clodagh is represented by Charlie Brotherstone at Ed Victor Ltd for her literary work.