Meet Karen

As a young mother who had her first child at 19, Karen always put huge value on the benefits of home cooked meals and locally produced food. Being a stay at home mother she put all her energy into feeding her family on fresh home cook meals made from scratch. She thought herself the basics of good wholesome cooking over the years and enjoys sharing that passion with people. She is very keen to point out that she is not a ‘Chef’ just a Mom who loves to cook!

Over the years her website and online presence has grown and her sharing of recipes has led to her being a regular on RTE’s Afternoon Show where she does a live cooking segment. She has also featured in many radio interviews and had her recipes featured in major publications.

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Kenmare Foodie

In 2018 she started her Kenmare Foodie Tours and finally took the ultimate step in coming out of her Kitchen and starting a little business which she has nurtured very carefully and in 2023 launched her second lot of Food Tours in Killarney. Karen has over the years given cookery demonstrations both publicly and at various Food Festivals and events all over Ireland and Privately in peoples homes.

A highlight was in 2022 being asked to give US Country and Western Singer Miranda Lambert and her husband Brandon a Private Cookery Demo while they holidayed in Ireland.


Karen in the Media

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