Edward Hayden is a well-known chef and food writer/blogger and works as a culinary lecturer in Waterford Institute of Technology and regularly lectures in An Grianán, the Irish Countrywomen’s Association Adult Education Centre. During 2011/2012 Edward has been doing a national cookery road-show with the ICA.
Edward initially trained in professional cookery at Waterford Institute of technology, before completing a Bachelor of Arts in Advanced Culinary Arts at Cork Institute of Technology. Most recently Edward has graduated with a Masters Degree in Learning & Teaching in Higher & Third Level Education.
Edward is becoming increasingly familiar to radio and television audiences from his cooking slots on TV3′s Ireland AM and regular appearances on KCLR FM. His recipes have been published in a number of leading Irish newspapers and magazines. In 2008 Edward self published his first cookery book, ‘Edward Entertains’ and in 2011 he published ‘Food to Love’ with The O’Brien Press which quickly featured in the top 5 Irish best sellers before being awarded the prestigious Kerry Food Book of the Year. Currently Edward is working on his third book, due for release in Spring 2013.
Edward has previously been involved in the taste festivals having appeared at Taste of Dublin 2011 as judge and mentor of ‘Taste Factor’ and also had his own stand ‘Edward’s Festive Desserts’ in association with Kinane Kitchens at Taste of Christmas 2011.
For more information check out www.edwardentertains.com