Meet our Chefs
Local Chef born in Ballymoney,trained in Portrush and now firmly settled in Coleraine at The Crannagh taking his Arbutus brand nationwide. Barry now operates multiple venues throughout The North of Ireland. Barry has a passion for all things local and is recognised for this, lately winning best restaurant in Derry with his brand Arbutus At The Forum..
Babushka Kitchen Cafe
Born & raised in Portrush, the daughter of a fisherman, Trudy is a passionate lover of all aspects of food . After living in Spain for 19 years, Trudy is back in Portrush championing Spanish and Modern Irish cuisine, always searching for new techniques, ideas and presentation..
Tartine at Distillers Arms
Local chef Gary Stewart originates
from the County Antrim area.
Gary's culinary expertise is the result of early Swiss training , an abundance of travel , experience in various quality Irish hotels and restaurants and an ability to self teach to keep ahead of food trends and innovation.
Gary's restaurant has gathered plaudits such as the TourismNI "Best Food Tourism experience" 2016, Institute of Hospitality NI "Restaurateur of the year" 2017. Gary is the current Ulster Chowder Champion and will compete in the All Ireland finals in Kinsale 2018. As a Food Ambassador Gary is proud to be part of Causeway Foodie's tour locations list and enjoys promoting NI Produce whenever possible.