Ballycotton-born chef Dan Guerin has worked in some of Ireland’s top kitchens; from Garrett Byrne’s Campagne in Kilkenny, who is great mentor of his, to Sage in Midleton. He was also one of 6 shortlisted finalists for the 2017 Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year, a community who’s main objective is to protect the fine quality and flavours of food. Over recent years, Dan has honed his skills and is now putting his talent into practice against the backdrop of beautiful Ballycotton Bay.
Seasonal local produce is the foundation of Dan’s food philosophy, so menus change on a regular basis. Letting his creative side shine through in the menus, Dan has an enthusiastic approach to seasonal produce and a clean, simple, no-fuss style to cooking. He uses imagination and creativity to help bring fresh ingredients to life on your plate.
Dan is in regular contact with some of Ireland’s best chefs, and he regularly visits some of the best restaurants around the world. However, his cooking is largely influenced by where he lives – the beauty of Ballycotton and the rugged wild Atlantic coast.
The abundance and richness of the wild, raw ingredients that are found in this region are pure and perfect as nature intended. Dan creates dishes that are layered with flavours and seem to echo the location of wild Irish sky, Atlantic seascape, fresh air and open countryside.
Dan tries to push himself and his team to be better every day.