Liam Finnegan has been appointed as the new Executive Head Chef at the 5-star Ashford Castle hotel in Cong.

Liam has worked in a number of prestigious restaurants in Ireland and the UK during his career, including Michael Caine’s two Michelin Star restaurant, Gidleigh Park in Devon and The Castle Hotel, Taunton (3AA Rosettes).

Until earlier this year, Liam was Group Executive Head Chef for all outlets in the Michael Caines collection, which included three restaurants, a hotel, a central production unit and a patisserie.

A self-professed advocate of old-school-style cooking, Liam’s philosophy is to keep things simple and for every dish to be well sourced, simple and perfectly executed.

With a career that spans more than 23 years, Liam will take up the mantle of Executive Head Chef from Philippe Farineau who will bid a fond adieu to Ashford Castle after seven years of managing the hotel’s kitchen team.


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