I have worked as a chef since I left Galway RTC in 1988. I worked in a variety of hotels and restaurants such as Jury's in Limerick, Durty Nelly's in Bunratty, Carraig Hotel in Carrick on Suir, Dublin Exchange & O Malley's in Shanghai and the Greyhound Stadium in Clonmel. In 2009 just as I completed my masters in DIT I was offered a job teaching with Failte Ireland in Amiens street. In 2012 I started in Cork Institute of Technology as an assistant culinary lecturer. I am hopefully close to finishing my PhD this year which I commenced in February of 2014. When I used to have spare time I enjoyed reading (anything) and music. I like visiting new destinations and trying the genuine local food and beverages.