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About Alix

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Alix Gardner set up the first practical cookery school in Ireland over 30 years ago and has taught more than 5,000 students how to cook.

She herself trained at the famous Cordon Bleu Cookery School and Leith’s School of Food and Wine in London but has since then cooked and studied food from Canton to California and has run Irish food festivals in restaurants such as The Mandarin in Hong Kong.

Many famous chefs have demonstrated in her school including Paul Rankin, Lloyd Grossman & Guillaume Lebrun of Patrick Guilbauds. She has been a member of Eurotoque, the European association of chefs committed to quality and natural ingredients since its foundation in Ireland in 1989.


She recently taught Leinster Rugby and the Irish Ladies Rugby Team healthy eating recipes.  She regularly demonstrates the latest food trends at the RDS and Croke Park.  


She has written on food extensively for Irish and International magazines and has had regular columns in Social & Personal, Irish Tatler, and Image Magazines. Television work includes The Country Houses of Ireland and Super Cook.
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