Get to know me better
Experienced. Using worldly influence in modern cooking.
I am a professional chef with 10 years experience from 5* hotels, Michelin star kitchens and bistros. I enjoy seasonal, modern cooking with a lot of French and Italian influence and using flavours and ingredients from all over the world. Most recently I have been head chef at Brunswick House, in Vauxhall, London where I gained a lot of love and respect for a style of clean, rustic, ingredient lead dishes. One of my greatest passions is bread making.
For me, cooking is...
I’ve always enjoyed cooking. Mostly because I love eating. And I love the familial sense of cooking with love for everyone.
I learned to cook at...
I first learned at home, then in CIT Cork, and furthered my training in the best kitchens in Cork and London.
A role model in the kitchen is...
I’ve always loved Marco Pierre White.
A cooking secret...
Cooking with love and attention. And beef fat.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Cork.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Cork. You name it!
Because "sharing is caring". I would be happy to teach you all sorts of techniques and recipes in Cork.
Interactive or demonstrative, I can provide showcooking services all around Cork.
Darren's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Chef Darren's reviews
Darren was an amazing professional. The food and the experience were superb. Thank you.
Arthur Jackson - Jun 22 2020
Darren prepared an absolute delicious menu for a birthday celebration in our home.
The food was amazing we really enjoyed every course.
Darren was chatty, friendly, and an absolute professional. It was a pleasure to have him prepare our meal
We have 4 children under 4 in our family and going to a restaurant is challenging and stressful.
However take a chef brought the dining experience to our home where everyone was relaxed and the food was top class.
We would highly recommend Darren Kennedy.
Susan - Jan 20 2020
Darren created a fantastic night for us. His use of local produce was exceptionally cooked and presented. The dishes were perfect for the evening. He was friendly and well informed and we would thoroughly recommend him. Thanks again Darren!
Kate Courtman - Aug 29 2019
Book your experience with Chef Darren
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.