Avril has worked in the food industry for over 20 years as a Chef, Food & Operations Consultant, and Cooking Tutor.
She offers assistance with;
Restaurant & Cafe Operations Consulting, Concept Design, Menu Development, Staff Training, Food Sourcing, Recipe writing & Kitchen Design.
Past clients include;
Masterchef, Industry-Drury Street, The Good Food Store, Cattle Grid, Block T, The Hive, Happy Food @ The Yoga Hub, Blas Cafe, Mortons, Provender & Family, As one Restaurant & Bewleys Cafe.
Avril has developed AFM Cooking Workshops as she is passionate about sharing cooking techniques and knowledge in a way that helps people enjoy cooking & encourages a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Avril has provided TY cooking workshops at St Michael's College, Merrion, Dublin, for over six years. These workshops run throughout the year, offering students a hands-on cooking experience using a pop-up cookery school at the school's location.
Previously Avril has run workshops for
Dyspraxia Ireland, Focus Ireland and the Together Academy.
Avril is Garda vetted & fully insured.
Áine O Shea
Áine is an Environmental Scientist working in consultancy in Dublin for the past 6 years.
Áine studied Environmental and Natural Resource Management, which led to gaining extensive knowledge of biological water monitoring. She also has experience in providing environmental oversight and ongoing review of waste management and waste recovery. Áine’s passion lies in the Circular Economy – reducing, reusing, and finally recycling where possible.
Guest Chef & Tutor
Tadgh graduated with his culinary arts degree in 2008, before going on to further studies in gastronomy.His early training included stints in Brooklodge, Eden, and the Clarendon restaurants. After a time spent travelling, he returned to Ireland where he took on head chef roles in Dublin's Two Pups Coffee, Network Café and the Cake Café. Championing local produce as a way to eat sustainably and ethically is one of his passions. He founded and writes for The Feed, a blog about food and culture in Dublin.
“The students have had nothing but good feedback on Monday's Healthy Eating Workshop, I and now have the current class group asking when they will get a chance to take the lesson!”
JCP Coordinator/ School Planning.
St Michaels College, Aylesbury Rd, Dublin