PANEL DISCUSSION: The Future of Irish Food [ Tuesday: 3pm ]
Danni Barry (@Danni_Barry) is the 2nd female chef in Ireland to have achieved a Michelin star. Danni’s cooking career began with Michael Deane in 2003, that gained a Michelin Star in 1997 and held it for fourteen consecutive years. After four years in Deanes, she travelled to cook in restaurants throughout South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, then later to Spain, spending time learning from the cultures, chefs and restaurants where she worked along the way.
Danni was appointed to head up the kitchen at Simon Rogan’s restaurant in Cartmel, Rogan & Co., internationally famous for its locally sourced, seasonal produce. Danni worked there for two years until Michael Deane head-hunted her to come back to Belfast to take the helm at Deanes EIPIC in 2014, where she gained the Michelin Star within just eighteen months of the opening, adding the 15th Star to Deanes.