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Adrian Martin is an Irish chef from County Cavan, Ireland.
Adrian has trained in some of Ireland’s most renowned restaurants including MacNean House (where he worked for six years) and Michelin Star restaurant, Bon Appetite in Malahide.
Adrian is an Ambassador for Nordmende Smart Living and Manor Farm and holds a degree in Culinary Arts from the School of Tourism, Killybegs.
When he’s not making one of his regular television appearances, you can find Adrian traveling the length and breadth of Ireland with a primary focus to educate both Primary and Secondary School level school-goers on the importance and value of good food. Through weekly visits and cookery demonstrations, Adrian teaches children about the importance of healthy food and the tools they will need to practice simple cooking.
Adrian also hosts a number of cookery demonstrations for various food festivals, shows, charities, GAA Clubs and ICA Groups around the country.
He has been involved in promoting the European campaign "Try Lamb" for the last two years with Bord Bia, aiming to get more people using lamb in their mid week meals.
Adrian receiving Irish Tatler One to Watch Award 2017
Adrian’s recipes can be found in a number of both printed and online publications, including the RTE Guide, Woman’s Way, The Farmer’s Journal and The Anglo Celt. Adrian began his TV career on his 21st birthday on TV3's Late Lunch Live with Lucy Kennedy and Martin King. He is a regular staple on Virgin Media One’s ’The Six O’Clock Show’, where he cooks with celebrity guests live in studio and promotes the topical events of the week with hosts Muireann O’Connell and Martin King. He’s also appeared on RTE Today and Ireland AM.
In 2015, Adrian was voted as one of Ireland’s Top 15 Rising Stars by media giant Joe.ie.In 2017, Adrian was awarded Irish Tatler One to Watch.
In 2016, Adrian teamed up with RTE to produce two new online series titled Fakeaway by Chef Adrian and Chef Adrian Eats Ireland, respectively. These were the first series of their kind on the national broadcaster’s digital platform. Following the success of this, Adrian’s debut cook book Fake Away hit the shelves in summer of 2017, and is now available in all good bookshops (and online). Within its first week of publication, Fake Away became Ireland’s best-selling cook book.
In 2019 Adrian released his second cookery book Create Beautiful Food at Home which brought him back to showcasing fine dining for the home cook. Create is available in all good bookshops across Ireland & UK.
Adrian has been selected in 2019 as one of the host chefs for the new cookery programme "Wild Cooks" produced by the National Film & Television School UK for the BBC to be aired early 2020. The show sees Adrian dropped into a forest in Dorset where he has to cook a three course meal using only foraged ingredients that he can find.
You can see Adrian in action at cookery demos across Ireland and the UK.