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Award-winning Food Presenter and TV Personality, Donal Skehan, is Ireland’s fastest growing national and international food star.

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Donal Skehan is a Irish food writer, food photographer and television presenter living in Los Angeles, USA. Inspired by a family of passionate food lovers who have worked in the food industry for over 60 years, cooking and eating hearty home cooked food has always been a way of life.

Growing up in Howth, Co, Dublin, he was inspired by a family of passionate food lovers who have worked successfully in the food industry for over 60 years.

In fact Donal flipped his first pancake at 4 years old. When others were out playing sports, Skehan was on the bus every Saturday, to purchase the ingredients to make dishes from the book, Encyclopedia of Chinese Cookery, a gift from his grandmother.

Years later, and a detour singing in a successful pop band that opened for The Pussycat Dolls, it was not long before he realised food was his true calling and started his popular food blog. “The Good Mood Food Blog” chronicled quick cooking dishes and the cheap meals he prepared when he first moved out of home. The blog received the award for Best Irish Food Blog in 2009.

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That led to a book deal for his first book, “Good Mood Food: Simple, Healthy Homecooking”, which was awarded Best Irish Book of 2010, and his first television series on Irish TV, entitled, “Kitchen Hero,” on Irelands popular RTE network. He was just 23 years old.

Highlights include: exploring 10 European cities (from Budapest to Istanbul and the beautiful Basque Country in Spain  in his 2015/2016 show “Follow Donal,” and “Follow Donal to Vietnam” on The Food Network’s  UK/US Cooking Channel, learning the secrets of Italian cookery from 13 incredible Nonna’s on FOX International’s “Grandma’s Boy,” to judging some of the UK’s finest young cooks on BBC’s “Junior MasterChef,” and use his Swedish language skills to present/host Sweden’s biggest food show “Mitt Kok.”.

That led to a book deal for his first book, “Good Mood Food: Simple, Healthy Homecooking”, which was awarded Best Irish Book of 2010, and his first television series on Irish TV, entitled, “Kitchen Hero,” on Irelands popular RTE network. He was just 23 years old.

Highlights include: exploring 10 European cities (from Budapest to Istanbul and the beautiful Basque Country in Spain  in his 2015/2016 show “Follow Donal,” and “Follow Donal to Vietnam” on The Food Network’s  UK/US Cooking Channel, learning the secrets of Italian cookery from 13 incredible Nonna’s on FOX International’s “Grandma’s Boy,” to judging some of the UK’s finest young cooks on BBC’s “Junior MasterChef,” and use his Swedish language skills to present/host Sweden’s biggest food show “Mitt Kok.”.

He has prepared meals and appeared on numerous television programs in the US and abroad such as: NBC’s “The Today Show,” BBC’s #1 rated cooking show “Saturday Kitchen,” The Good Food Channel’s “Market Kitchen,” “BBC Breakfast,” “IrelandAM,” as a recurring guest chef on RTE One’s “4LIVE,” as well as a guest on all the popular RTE Irish talk shows such as “The Late Late Show,” “The Ray D’Arcy Show,” “Saturday Night with Miriam,” and “The Saturday Night Show.”

He was also nominated for a 2015 Shorty Award for “Best In Food on Social Media,” and is a member of the highly respected group of food writers, The Irish Food Writers Guild.

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He has prepared meals and appeared on numerous television programs in the US and abroad such as: NBC’s “The Today Show,” BBC’s #1 rated cooking show “Saturday Kitchen,” The Good Food Channel’s “Market Kitchen,” “BBC Breakfast,” “IrelandAM,” as a recurring guest chef on RTE One’s “4LIVE,” as well as a guest on all the popular RTE Irish talk shows such as “The Late Late Show,” “The Ray D’Arcy Show,” “Saturday Night with Miriam,” and “The Saturday Night Show.”

He was also nominated for a 2015 Shorty Award for “Best In Food on Social Media,” and is a member of the highly respected group of food writers, The Irish Food Writers Guild.

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Donal is an international best-selling author with 6 cookbooks to date which have been translated in to multiple languages for sale across the world.

They include his Award-winning debut book Good Mood Food, Kitchen Hero: Bringing Cooking Back Home (2011),  Kitchen Hero: Great Food For Less (nominated for an Irish Book Award 2012), HomeCooked (2013), Pleasures of the Table: Rediscovering Theodora FitzGibbon (2014), Fresh: Simple, Delicious Recipes to make you feel energized (nominated for an Irish Book Award 2015), and his most recent 2016 book, EAT.LIVE.GO: Fresh Food Fast.

Donal is an international best-selling author with 6 cookbooks to date which have been translated in to multiple languages for sale across the world.

They include his Award-winning debut book Good Mood Food, Kitchen Hero: Bringing Cooking Back Home (2011),  Kitchen Hero: Great Food For Less (nominated for an Irish Book Award 2012), HomeCooked (2013), Pleasures of the Table: Rediscovering Theodora FitzGibbon (2014), Fresh: Simple, Delicious Recipes to make you feel energized (nominated for an Irish Book Award 2015), and his most recent 2016 book, EAT.LIVE.GO: Fresh Food Fast.

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Donal has a strong social media presence, engaging his fans through exciting and dynamic content as evidenced by his consistent presence on VidCon panels, and at cooking festivals worldwide. His popular Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat accounts totalling over ½ a million food lovers across the globe.

Additionally Donal launched a YouTube Channel in 2014 under Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube Network. His rapidly growing channel inspires and excites through delicious and engaging user content. It currently boasts over 17 million views to date and a dedicated following of 400K subscribers worldwide.

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Donal has a strong social media presence, engaging his fans through exciting and dynamic content as evidenced by his consistent presence on VidCon panels, and at cooking festivals worldwide. His popular Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat accounts totalling over ½ a million food lovers across the globe.

Additionally Donal launched a YouTube Channel in 2014 under Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube Network. His rapidly growing channel inspires and excites through delicious and engaging user content. It currently boasts over 17 million views to date and a dedicated following of 400K subscribers worldwide.

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The channel features fun easy to make recipes, beautiful food photography, behind the scenes videos from his many journeys, bloopers from television appearances and exciting top collaborations with famous YouTube stars and Top Chefs such as:  Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube (2 million subscribers), Sorted FOOD (1 million subscribers), Domestic Geek (800K subscribers), Rosanna Pansiono’s Nerdy Nummies (6 million subscribers) and Elise Strauchan’s My Cupcake Addiction (3 million subscribers.)

Additionally, Donal launched a food brand entitled SKOFF, in 2014 with a range of gourmet pies, produced by his parents Liz & Dermot. They are currently available in Ireland.

Apart from food, Donal is an accomplished food photographer and shoots high-end images including the photography on all his own books and the weekly column he writes for The Irish Times.

Donal Skehan lives in Los Angeles and London with his wife Sofie and their dog Max.

The channel features fun easy to make recipes, beautiful food photography, behind the scenes videos from his many journeys, bloopers from television appearances and exciting top collaborations with famous YouTube stars and Top Chefs such as:  Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube (2 million subscribers), Sorted FOOD (1 million subscribers), Domestic Geek (800K subscribers), Rosanna Pansiono’s Nerdy Nummies (6 million subscribers) and Elise Strauchan’s My Cupcake Addiction (3 million subscribers.)

Additionally, Donal launched a food brand entitled SKOFF, in 2014 with a range of gourmet pies, produced by his parents Liz & Dermot. They are currently available in Ireland.

Apart from food, Donal is an accomplished food photographer and shoots high-end images including the photography on all his own books and the weekly column he writes for The Irish Times.

Donal Skehan lives in Los Angeles and London with his wife Sofie and their dog Max.

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