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Kilkenny Hibernian Appoints Executive Head Chef

Cormac Vesey has been appointed as the new Executive Head Chef at the Kilkenny Hibernian Hotel.

Cormac, a native of Dunshaughlin, Co. Meath, graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology with a Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts in 2010 and in the same year was awarded the Student of the Year title by his department.

Since then he has worked in kitchens across the world, including New Zealand, France, England, and Canada. He has also been part of the culinary team in some of Ireland’s most renowned restaurants including the five star Killarney Park Hotel, Waterford Castle Hotel and the Michelin-starred Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore.

Before returning home to Ireland in late 2018, Cormac worked as a private chef in St Tropez cooking for a family in their coastal villa and creating menus to serve at their high profile events.

Commenting on his new role, Cormac said: “I’ve always been a huge fan of Kilkenny as a destination and it’s great to now be living and working in this vibrant city. I’m really looking forward to showcasing my culinary expertise, sharing influences from my time working abroad and creating an exciting new menu for Harper’s Restaurant. It’s a great start to 2019 for me!”

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