Clara Cooney

The Gourmet Grocer

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The Gourmet Grocer


Hi Everyone, I'm Clara, from Cork. After training at Ballymaloe cookery school I set up my own business, Clara Cooks teaching lessons in the privacy of your own home and also offer a private chef service. I come from a family of foodies, my great grandfather had his own organic vegetable farm, my grandfather was the head baker in one of corks oldest bakeries and my mum continued with a small bread business.  I grow my own fruit and veg, novice learner but I've been renting land on a farm and growing for a few years now. In 2021 I started the journey of opening my own Artisan Food store and deli, The Gourmet Grocer. The first store is based in Riverstick in Cork, offering gorgeous cooked meals, charcuterie, wines and a selection of artisan Irish and European produce to take home and enjoy. I have a podcast called Cork Food Stories which highlights some of Corks amazing food producers and suppliers. Very passionate about supporting local and using local seasonal produce in the kitchen.