Kevin Dundon is an Irish celebrity chef, television personality and author, known for featuring on television series such as Guerrilla Gourmet and Heat. He is the author of the book, Full on Irish: Contemporary Creative Cooking, and his recipes have been featured in publications such as the Sunday Tribune and Weekend magazine in the Irish Independent. He has also cooked for The Queen and both an Irish and a US President.
Dundon is the owner of Dunbrody Country House Hotel, in County Wexford, which also houses the Dunbrody Cookery School; the “signature chef” of an “Irish gastropub” located at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida; and the “face” of Las Vegas’s Nine Fine Irishmen New York-New York Hotel located restaurant. He has appeared many times on Irish, British, Canadian, and American television, including The Afternoon Show on RTÉ One, BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen, UKTV’s Great Food Live, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, ESPN Cable, and CBS’s The Saturday Early Show.
Kevin Dundon Today Show Recipes, Kevin’s TV presence increased with his popularity. He could be seen throughout the 2000s on Today; SuperValu: Best of Real Food Miniseries; Heat; The Afternoon Show; Take On the Takeaway; Guerrilla gourmet; On the fly; Home Cooking and Family Food; Hip world gourmet; You’re Not the Man I Married; and Celebrity “Jigs‘ n ’Reels”; and BBC’s Stuffed. Additionally, he made guest appearances on Tubridy Tonight (RTÉ); Ask Anna (RTÉ); CBC (LIVE) CANADA; The Early Show: Shoestring’s St. Patrick’s Day Feast (CBS); Dinner and a Movie (TBS); ESPN; Food Poker (BBC 2); Great Food Live (UKTV); No Frontiers Travel Show; Sara’s Secret (Food Network); Saturday Kitchen (BBC 1); The Panel (RTÉ); The Saturday Early Show (CBS); The Today Program (BBC 1); and The Today Show (NBC).
In 2009, Kevin also hosted RTÉ’s primetime show ‘Heat’, appeared on RTÉ’s travel show ‘No Frontiers’ and BBC’s ‘You’re Not the Man I Married’. He also released his cookbook, Great Family Food, a number one best-seller in hardback non-fiction in Ireland.
Dundon is married to Catherine O’Shea Dundon, and the couple has three children: Emily, Sophie, and Tom. Dundon and his family moved into their third Irish home, a new 4,000-square-foot (370 m2) house in Dunbrody, in March 2008 after three years waiting for it to be built. Dundon, wife, and daughters had previously lived “over the shop” in Dunbrody, in a thatched cottage in Kilmore Quay, County Wexford, and in Beggar’s Bush in Dublin when Dundon was executive chef at the Shelbourne Hotel. His favorite room in his current house is the kitchen.
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