Sunday 25 October
Masterclass with Michelin Star Chef Oliver Dunne
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A 3 hour hands on masterclass with Bon Appetit’s Michelin starred Master Chef Oliver Dunne at Cooks Academy, “Dublin's Premier Cookery School” on Sunday March 25th, 2012.  

Cooks Academy have teamed up with Oliver and Bon Appetit restaurant to offer readers of The Irish Times an exclusive masterclass. You will watch a cooking demonstration by Oliver and then have the opportunity to cook alongside him.  It’s not every day that you get to cook with a Michelin star chef!  This really is a “money can't buy experience”, perfect for those looking for a very special gift or for those looking to treat themselves.

Oliver Dunne (born 1977) began his foray into the world of kitchens and restaurants as a Commis Chef at Gotham Café on South Anne Street, Dublin. From here he progressed, trained and enhanced his skills at The Peacock Alley, QV2, The Clarence Hotel and Roly’s Bistro, before making his move to London.

During his time in London, Oliver worked for Gary Rhodes (City Rhodes), and Gordon Ramsay (Royal Hospital Road), as well as Chef Anthony Demetry (Putney Bridge Restaurant), and with Shane Osborne (Pied A Terre).

In 2003, Oliver returned to Dublin, opening Mint in Ranelagh as the Head Chef, and within 6 weeks the restaurant was awarded Ireland’s ‘Best New Restaurant’.

In 2006, Oliver took over Bon Appetit, winning his own Michelin Star in 2008. Oliver, the youngest Michelin Star Chef in Ireland and is a regular contributor on RTE and TV3 lifestyle shows.

The Bridgestone Guide says…

“Dunne is one of the best cooks of his generation, and that the symphonic sweep of his dishes is a total thrill, with flavours, textures and colours all summoned with a painterly, pointillist perfection.”

Cooks Academy is a world class cookery school boasting an 80 seat demonstration theatre and hands on cooking facilities for up to 72 people in the 4,500 sq ft specially designed Kitchen.

As an added bonus customers attending the Oliver Dunne event can avail of a 10% discount on all Cooks Academy classes booked before the 31st of March 2012

There will be two separate events - one from 09.30-12.30 and the second from 14.00-17.00.


  • Participants on each master class will watch a demonstration by master chef Oliver Dunne.
  • Participants will cook & eat the dish demonstrated by Oliver on the day.
  • There will be two separate events on the 25th of March 2012. One from 09.30 – 12.30 and the second from 14.00 – 17.00.
  • The morning or afternoon session is on a first come first served basis. Once one class is full all remaining customers will go onto the other session.
  • The ticket is for this one off event only.
  • Please ensure if you’re booking to attend with a friend that you are booked at the same time. Bookings cannot be transferred under any circumstances.
  • Voucher code must be mentioned when booking and voucher must also be presented on arrival.
  • This ticket is not valid for any other courses or classes at Cooks Academy and can only be used for this one time only event.
  •  Customers wishing to avail of the 10% off offer must do this by March 31st 2012.



Cooks Academy
South William Street
19 South William Street,
Dublin 2,

T: +35316111667


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