After being named Best Food Destination at the prestigious International Travel and Tourism Awards in London in 2018 and hosting the Year of Food and Drink in 2016, Northern Ireland has a reputation for high standards of food.
Many of the names on this list will be familiar to those who have followed NI chefs and gone to their fabulous restaurants.
Here is our list of 10 renowned NI chefs and what they are known for. Which one would you like to cook for you?
9. Andrew Smyth
Andrew Smyth is a baker, aerospace engineer and presenter. He first came to the attention of the public as a finalist on the Great British Bake Off in 2016. As a presenter, Andrew has presented a live cooking segment on ITV’s Lorraine, appearing as an expert contributor on shows for Discovery Science, the BBC & History Channel. He is an Executive Producer and Judge on Netflix's "Baking Impossible", released in October 2021. Photo: https://www.cakesmyth.com/about
10. Suzie Lee
Suzie Lee came into the public eye in 2020 when she competed in and won BBC One’s series, Best Home Cook. The Lisburn chef who grew up in her family's Chinese takeaway, the Man Lee has gone on to have her own BBC One series, Suzie Lee: Home Cook Hero and has written a cookbook. Photo: https://www.facebook.com/suzieleecooks/photos