JP McMahon is a chef, restaurateur and author. He is culinary director of the EatGalway Restaurant Group, which comprises Aniar, Cava Bodega, and Eat Gastropub. He also runs the Aniar Boutique Cookery School. JP is committed to the educational and ethical aspects of food, to buying and supporting the best of local and free-range produce and engaging directly with small farmers.
Founding chair and director of the Galway Food Festival, JP is an ambassador for Irish food and Spanish food in Ireland, in particular promoting the wines of Rías Baixas (Galicia) and Jerez.
JP is currently a commissioner for Euro-Toques Ireland and sits on its Food Council.
JP also lectures in Art History in UCC and is currently finishing his PhD in Art History, which focuses on twentieth century American art. In conjunction with this, his restaurants regularly hosts exhibitions, sponsors local arts festivals and events, and promotes the arts on a local level in Galway.
Join top chef and author of The Irish Cookbook, JP McMahon, Friday 20 November at 5.30pm IST/GMT, as he chats with Mark Murphy of Dingle Cookery School, and demonstrates his recipe for a traditional Dingle Pie. Get your ingredients ready in advance and cook along with him—we’ve timed this event so you’ll have it ready for dinner!