Enda McEvoy

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Enda McEvoy
Born 1977[1]
Virginia, County Cavan
Nationality Irish
Occupation Chef
Known for Michelin starred Aniar

Enda McEvoy (Virginia, County Cavan, 1977) is an Irish Michelin star winning head chef with restaurant Loam[2] in Galway.

Background[edit]

McEvoy was born and raised in Virginia, County Cavan, where his parents had a supermarket. He had his first kitchen job in Germany at age 17, as kitchen porter. Later he returned to Ireland and studied English and Sociology at NUI Maynooth. Eventually, he decided to make cooking his career. As most chefs, McEvoy travelled wide and far to learn and train and he worked in Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom before returning to Galway. Here he worked at "Nimmo's Restaurant" and "Sheridan’s on the Docks", before moving on to Noma in Denmark. While working there, he was approached by JP McMahon and Drigín Gaffey, to come to work in their new restaurant Aniar.[3][4]

Personal[edit]

McEvoy is married and has two children.[5][6]

Awards[edit]

  • 2012: Michelin star[7][8]
  • 2011: Bridgestone's Chef of the year[9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michelin Man
  2. ^ http://galwayindependent.com/20140319/news/michelin-star-chef-to-call-new-restaurant-loam-S34361.html
  3. ^ Harrington, Conor (24 October 2012). "Enda McEvoy - Head Chef, Aniar". Galway Independent. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Michelin Man
  5. ^ Harrington, Conor (24 October 2012). "Enda McEvoy - Head Chef, Aniar". Galway Independent. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Michelin Man
  7. ^ Hunt, Joanne (28 September 2012). "Michelin stars awarded to two Irish restaurants". Irish Times. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Martyn, Hilary (28 September 2012). "Galway restaurant wins Michelin Star". Galway Independent. Retrieved 28 September 2012. 
  9. ^ 2011 Megabyte Awards
  10. ^ Madden, Marie (6 January 2012). "Local man named 'Chef of the Year'". Galway Independent. Retrieved 28 October 2012.