Kevin Dundon invites viewers to join him at the beautiful countryside of Ireland to help home chefs master key culinary skills. Kevin demonstrates easy and straightforward cooking while offering step-by-step methods, hints, tips and tricks of the trade. Each half-hour episode of Kevin Dundon’s Back to Basics covers a key ingredient, type of food or fundamental technique. From poaching eggs and mastering a soufflé to whipping up a quick supper or a big Sunday lunch for friends and family.
Hosted By: Kevin Dundon
One of Ireland’s best-loved chefs, Kevin Dundon is a celebrity chef, television personality and author. A chef with a love of locally-sourced indigenous produce, Kevin considers himself spoilt with the positive bounty of fresh seafood and fantastic fruit and vegetables on his doorstep.
Kevin started his career in Dublin, Ireland in a restaurant called The Old Schoolhouse and continued his studies at Dublin College of Catering where he graduated in 1986. He received a scholarship to work in Switzerland and worked in Zurich in a well known restaurant called La Mère Catherine.
Kevin has cooked for many well-known celebrities during his career including the Her Majesty, the Queen, President Bush and Bono. In 1994, Kevin was head-hunted back to Ireland as the Executive Head Chef of the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, widely recognised as one of the most prestigious Chef appointments in Ireland.
2009 saw Great Family Food hit the book shops in both hardback and paperback with hugely successful sales. 2010 then saw Kevin’s third book, simply titled Recipes At Work get published again with wonderful sales in both Ireland and the UK. 2011 was a very successful year for Kevin whose media profile soared with the publication of Full On Irish and the launch of his own App For The Love Of Food.
Though Kevin’s media profile continues to flourish, he still remains passionate about his role as a Chef of Irish Gastro Pub in Disneyland, Orlando called Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant.