week 5. Roast Butternut squash and parmesan custard, ginger bread, meringue, goat’s cheese beignet, smoked seeds, walnut puree.

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Simon Reagan,  Head Chef at the Panorama Restaurant in Killarney’s Five Star Europe Hotel, was a guest lecturer at the I.T. Tralee.

Simon has a wealth of experience in some of Ireland’s leading Hotels and Restaurants .

He brings with him a passion for food, and sources  only the best local ingredients.

In Simon’s own words :simon reagan dish

“Today, when we have an almost unlimited range of ingredients at our disposal and are open to so many culinary influences, it is essential that we as a kitchen team work with a real sense of balance and respect for cultural traditions, whilst at the same time using an open and imaginative frame of mind.

I believe it is essential to stay true to classic recipes and techniques as these can then be used as a platform for modern cuisine.

We try to make perfect, if there is such a thing and my philosophy is very simple, each day we strive to do better.

I believe a great dining experience is finding a perfect balance of excitement, refinement, professionalism and warmth.”

Simon dish I am going to share is

Roast Butternut squash and parmesan custard, ginger bread, meringue, goat’s cheese beignet, smoked seeds, walnut puree..

To download and follow this wonderful recipe, click Week 5 Guest Lecture1

Week 4 Plated Main Courses

Week 3 Starter Dishes

Week 2 Amuse Bouche

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Chef Magnus Nilsson

Chef Magnus NilssonChef Magnus Nilsson is a World Renowned Swedish Chef.

Magnus runs his restaurant Fäviken with the same ethos as the farm that the restaurant building once housed.

His small team of chefs harvest and preserve all the food for the restaurant by hand, using the most natural methods possible.

They reject the popular contemporary cooking equipment, such as low-temperature water baths and liquid nitrogen, in favour of simple cooking methods of grilling and roasting over open coals, relying on the chefs’ innate skills and knowledge of the product to get the perfect result.

This approach results in the highly creative food they serve in the restaurant, the pure, intense flavours of which, far from seeming traditional, are remarkable.

Chef Magnus Nilsson at work


Chef Magnus Nilsson is frequently referred to as the rising star of Nordic cooking. To find out why, and to read the full amazing story on the award winning Chef Magnus Nilsson, click this link >> culinary skills chef

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