Join us as Chef Jack O’Keeffe takes the stage and cooks up a storm with three daily demonstrations, featuring plenty of audience interaction and excitement. In addition to Chef Jack’s demonstrations, we are delighted to welcome five of the Northern Ireland regional winners of the Springboard FutureChef competition this year – the rising stars of the local culinary scene.  You won’t want to miss this unforgettable event!

Jack's Menu


Springboard FutureChef

Friday: Beth Morrow, Banbridge Academy


Jack's Sustainable Fish Dinner Party

Pan Fried Line Caught Catch of the Day, Mussel Shallot & Pea Beurre Blanc, Wilted Spring Greens and Fondant Potato


Springboard FutureChef

Saturday – Lubo Mulkerns, St Pauls Bessbrook
Sunday – Alex Scates, St Columbanus Bangor


Homemade Lamb Kebab Takeaway

Harrisa Spiced Lamb, Sumac Onions, Spicy Garlic Sauce, Homemade Flatbread, Spiced Baby Potato Wedges and All The Extras! 


Springboard FutureChef

Friday – Zuzanna Urbanek, Loreto College Coleraine
Sunday – Angus Gregg, Dalriada


Jack's Twist on an American Staple

Chargrilled Jumbo Pork Chops & Purple Broccoli with Nettle & Wild Garlic Mac N Cheese

Jack O’Keeffe

Former Head Chef of one of Ireland’s top cookery schools and having
worked in some of the Islands top restaurants has led Jack to his current role as a regular on Ireland AM – Ireland’s longest running morning talk show.

He can also be found presenting demonstrations and cookery classes in Farmshop – one of the best groups of small independent craft & produce stores on the Island.

Jack has an impressive collection of foodie accolades, but as he says himself, “I just love food, everything I do revolves around food”. Jack believes that food is the greatest catalyst in the world for conversation, whether it’s oysters on a rain soaked beach in Connemara to a bowl of baba ghanoush in sun bleached Lebanon.

3 Courses

To get your FREE tickets enter promo code 'WEB'. Tickets give you access to all areas of the Love Your Food Show.

Featuring live cooking demonstrations by the seven Northern Ireland regional winners of Springboard FutureChef.


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