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Our Life is Better with Fruit and Vegetables ambassadors will be helping us show how fruit and vegetables can be part of a healthy and sustainable diet!

Kwanghi Chan - Y1 & Y2
Kwanghi Chan - Y1 & Y2 Kwanghi Chan - Y1 & Y2

Kwanghi Chan - Y1 & Y2

Irish TV Chef Kwanghi Chan was born in Hong Kong and moved to Buncrana, Co Donegal at the age of eight. In 2011, he became Head Chef at the Michelin starred Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore, Co Waterford and in 2015, he took on the role of director of Soder+Ko in Dublin. In 2016 he then launched his own sauces and condiments Range, ChanChan, available across in major supermarkets and artisan stores. In 2018, Bites by Kwanghi, a simple rice & dumpling eatery was opened which is located in Malborough Street in Dublin 1.

Rachel Hornibrook - Y1 & Y2

Little Muffin Blog author Rachel is a passionate foodie and blogger from Cork. Splitting her time between Cork & Dublin, she has been creating simple and delicious recipes with an emphasis on baking, brunches & all bites in between since she started her blog in 2012. Working in the food retail buying industry for the last number of years, Rachel loves to showcase her recipes alongside her love for local produce and day to day lifestyle content including exercise, homewares & beauty.
Rachel Hornibrook - Y1 & Y2 Rachel Hornibrook - Y1 & Y2
Rachel Hornibrook - Y1 & Y2
Gastro Gays - Y1
Gastro Gays - Y1 Gastro Gays - Y1

Gastro Gays - Y1

Food writers, authors and broadcasters Patrick Hanlon and Russell Alford, better known as GastroGays, combine food and travel with delicious recipes and destination inspiration in their content. Began as a blog in 2013 which evolved into a full-time business in 2017, the pair particularly champion local Irish producers in the recipes they develop and share whilst also highlighting key food and drink industry personalities in their podcast Chew The Fat.

Known for showcasing craveworthy, ultra delicious, eye-catching recipes, the pair are also instructional in their content and their ethos is flavour at the forefront, everything in moderation and local and seasonal as much as possible

Eoin Sheehan - Y1 & Y2

Eoin Sheehan is a cook and business owner from Limerick. Starting his meal preparation service, Country Munch at the age of 18, Eoin has grown the business to produce meals for teams such as Limerick GAA, Munster Rugby & sports teams & people all over Ireland.​ Eoin has always showcased simple, healthy meals on his social media platforms and has gone on to become a resident chef on Virgin Media One Six O Clock Show.
Eoin Sheehan - Y1 & Y2
Eoin Sheehan - Y1 & Y2 Eoin Sheehan - Y1 & Y2
 
 
Jeeny Maltese – Y2
Jeeny Maltese – Y2 Jeeny Maltese – Y2

Jeeny Maltese – Y2

Jeeny Maltese, a Latin American-born TV chef and accomplished food writer, has made a significant mark in the culinary scene. Her vibrant presence extends across various platforms, showcasing her culinary expertise and passion for all things food related. Jeeny regularly graces the screens of RTE One, where she features on the popular show “Today Show with Maura & Daithi”. She also captivates audiences on Virgin Media One during “The Six O’clock Show”. Her repertoire includes a diverse range of recipes, you can find these on the recipe section of this page. Additionally, she conducts live cookery workshops, providing valuable insights and hands-on learning.

In summary, Chef Jeeny Maltese seamlessly blends her Latin-American heritage with her love for food, health, and entertainment, inspiring and delighting audiences worldwide.

Cliona O’Connor – Y2

Cliona O’Connor, also known as Lean Mean Momma, passionately advocates for healthy eating and culinary creativity.

Her award-winning blog, Leanmeanmomma, showcases nutritious recipes that skilfully combine flavours, textures, and wholesome ingredients. From vibrant salads to hearty soups, Cliona’s creations inspire both seasoned cooks and kitchen novices. Despite the demands of parenting, she stays super fit and shares not only fitness tips but also her culinary experiments.

Cliona collaborates with health-conscious brands, hosts cooking workshops, and takes the stage at events, fostering a community passionate about healthful eating.

Cliona O’Connor – Y2
Cliona O’Connor – Y2 Cliona O’Connor – Y2
 
 
Dee Laffin – Y2
Dee Laffin – Y2 Dee Laffin – Y2

Dee Laffin – Y2

Dee Laffan, a freelance editor and food journalist, has immersed herself in the culinary world for nearly a decade. Her love for food extends beyond mere sustenance; it’s a vibrant exploration of flavours, textures, and wholesome ingredients.

As the Irish food blogger for OpenTable, Dee shares her culinary adventures, emphasizing clean eating and nourishment. She has previously held editorial roles at leading Irish food magazines, including Yes Chef and Easy Food.

Dee’s expertise isn’t confined to the written word; she actively participates in food festivals across Ireland and serves on judging panels for prestigious national and international food competitions. Her commitment to Irish food and its producers shines through, making her a respected member of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild.

Additionally, Dee chairs Slow Food Dublin, championing mindful eating and sustainable practices.