If you’ve visited Dublin in recent years and have eaten at the star-studded The Merrion hotel, or Michelin-recognized restaurants like Pichet and Bastible, chances are you’ve tasted some of Gráinne O'Keefe’s food as she worked herself up the kitchen ranks.
For O’Keefe, becoming a chef was always the plan.
“I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a chef. From watching cooking shows and reading books, I was sure that it would be what I did as a career...” said the now twenty-something chef who enrolled in culinary school at the age of 17. “...I couldn't imagine doing anything else. I'd rather work 80 hours a week doing something that I love, than work 40 hours a week doing something that I hated.”
Not only is the Ireland-native a head chef (for Clanbrassil House in Dublin), but she’s also a culinary director and a restaurateur for two separate fast casual concepts that recently opened in Dublin and London this year.Read More