Darina Allen

Owns and runs the internationally renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School at Shanagarry, Co. Cork in Ireland

Regular work

Teaches at the Ballymaloe Cooekry School Weekly food column in The Irish Examiner. Occasional pieces for Irish Times, Irish Farmers Journal, Irish Wine and Food Magazine, Image Magazine

Advisory boards / Awards

Mentor of The Future is Food Transition Year Programme in association with Taste Council and Bord Bia Leader of East Cork Slow Food Convivia and Educational Project Trustee of Irish Organic Centre. Member of the Irish Food Board (Bord Bia) Taste Council. Member of Artisan Food Forum of FSAI. (Food Safety Authority of Ireland.) Patron of Irish Seedsavers. Founder Member of Midleton Farmers Market. October 2015, recipient of the inaugural iBAM! 2015 Culinary Arts Award. November 2014, ‘Outstanding Achievement in Business Award’ by the Cork Chamber of Commerce. February 2014, '30 Years at Ballymaloe' won the ‘Best Professional Author & Chef’ category of the WORLD GOURMANDS for the UK. May 2013, I was awarded The Guild of Food Writers (UK) top accolade, the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, for my incalculable contribution to culinary education. “Forgotten Skills” won the André Simon Food Book of the Year, 2010.

Darina Allen