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Food, glorious food!

Wednesday, 5th December, 2018 4:54pm

It was all about food, glorious food at a recent Network Ireland event in West Cork.

Richy Virahsawmy, TV chef and restaurateur, was the keynote speaker at the Network Ireland West Cork event called Food Glorious Food.

Virahsawmy wowed the crowd with a food demonstration, followed by a panel discussion with food business entrepreneurs including Caroline Murphy of West Cork Eggs, Avril Allshire of Roscarbery Recipes, Rachel Dare of Organico, Clovis Ferguson of Mutonics and Liz O’Leary of Keohane Seafoods.

Renowned TV personality, restaurateur and business man Richy Virahsawmy has survived and thrived in his Clonakilty-based restaurant for 17 years.

Virahsawmy’s love for cooking began at 14 years old, when he began working in a kitchen.

Since then, the chef has worked at Number 10 Downing Street catering for the British Prime Minister, for Michael Flatley and for RTÉ where he is a regular chef on ‘The Today Show’ with Maura and Daithí.

Speaking at the Network Ireland West Cork event, Virahsawmy said: “When we first opened, our restaurant was very different. Since then, we’ve survived six major floods, the recession and two years of roadworks. It’s been challenging, but I have an amazing wife and a team of over ten years behind me.

“The past 17 years in business have brought with them a lot of rewarding experiences; I’ve become a regular chef on RTÉ’s ‘The Today Show’ and TV3, won best customer service against some strong players and bought a farm. The list is endless!”

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