Ireland’s first ‘No Salt’ Cookery School launches exciting range of ‘New Year, New You’ classes

Ireland’s first ‘No Salt’ Cookery School in Moville, Inishowen, Co. Donegal has launched a new range of exciting culinary classes. Classes for 2014 will place a particular focus on ‘New Year, New You’ programmes all demonstrating the ‘No Salt’ philosophy. A completely new concept to Ireland, the school was recently opened by Chef Brian McDermott, otherwise known as ‘The No Salt Chef’, and is called the ‘Brian McDermott Cookery School’.

Salt is a high priority issue, with the average daily intake for Irish adults at 10 grams, well over the Recommended Daily Allowance of four grams.* Salt intake plays a critical role in regulating blood pressure, particularly important as Ireland has high mortality and morbidity rates from heart disease and stroke relative to other developed countries.

Brian fulfilled a long-held dream opening Ireland’s first ‘No Salt’ cookery school. The state-of-the-art cookery school offers fun, informative hand-on demonstrations accommodating up to 15 people. Since opening, the school has attracted participants from across Ireland, North and South, Brian has partnered with the nearby four star Redcastle Oceanfront, Golf and Spa Hotel for accommodation for the school.

“I am very excited to launch my new range of culinary classes at Ireland’s first ‘no salt’ cookery school in my hometown of Moville, Inishowen. It’s important that my food is healthy, doesn’t contain any added salt, but above all tastes fantastic and this is something I am passionate to teach. I cook clean and honest food with no hidden ingredients or added salt. I let the ingredients speak for themselves and instead of adding salt, I use herbs and spices that complement, but don’t overshadow the main dish” said Brian McDermott, ‘The No Salt Chef’ and founder of the Brian McDermott Cookery School.

Upcoming classes, all teaching the ‘No Salt’ philosophy, include –

‘New Year, New You’ – Stick to your New Year’s resolutions with a healthy eating cookery class; Healthy eating does not mean sacrificing delicious food. Learn how to cook food that is as mouthwatering as it is good for you and best of all you get to sample everything.
‘Sea Food Master class’ – Using fresh fish from Greencastle Harbour, master delicious seafood dishes; With the local Greencastle fishing harbour on the cookery schools doorstep, fish will not get any fresher than this. This class will equip you with the knowledge and skills to master satisfying, tasty seafood dishes using the best of local produce.

‘Saturday Morning Kitchen’ – Make the most of Saturdays; This half-day cookery class will show you how to plan, cook and serve delicious food for all your friends and family. Guests will receive breakfast scones and tea/coffee on arrival, followed by a fun interactive demo, lunch and a signed Brian McDermott cookery book.

‘Brian’s 30 Minute Meals’ – Learn how to spend less time in the kitchen and more time relaxing; Enjoy a tasty, nutritious, home-cooked meal from chopping board to plate in 30 minutes or less. Brian will share timesaving tips and tricks of the trade, as well as his delicious recipes.

‘Bake with Brian’ – Master the essentials of affordable and delicious baking; discover your flour power and learn to bake in a relaxed and enjoyable environment. Brian will share his baking tips, techniques and recipes to help you become a better baker.

‘Men in the Kitchen’ –Become your own MasterChef and learn how to prepare some man food; Men are welcome to attend all classes, but this ‘men only’ class has its own distinct atmosphere. By introducing practical theories of cooking, Brian will transform kitchen rookies into confident cooks.

‘One Pot Wonders’ – Wholesome hearty dishes with minimum fuss; Give the dishwasher a night off with Brian’s delicious one-pot meals using affordable local produce. This class is perfect for those wanting to learn tips and ideas for feeding your family nutritious, cost effective food.

The Brian McDermott Cookery School is also providing a unique Chef’s Table, providing groups of up to 14 people with a very personal culinary journey of a seven course tasting menu, where guests will dine while Brian cooks explaining the dish and using the best of local produce. Guests are greeted with a complimentary drink and canapé’s and the ‘Chef’s Table’ experience is already becoming very popular for family gatherings, girly nights out, office events and celebrating special occasions.

Chef Brian McDermott is one of only a handful of Irish chefs with a Culinary Arts Degree, graduating top of his class. A successful career working in the kitchens of some of his native Donegal’s most lauded establishments and a senior global product development role in Kerry Group ended when Brian was diagnosed with a heart condition. As a result, Brian completely changed his life and his cooking style and quickly established a reputation for himself as “The No Salt Chef”. Brian is author of his first and very successful cookery book, ‘Reunite with Food’, regularly works with award-winning chef, Neven Maguire, and hosts cookery demonstrations across the country. He presents his own weekly cookery slot on BBC radio and is a regular contributor to many Irish press titles.

Hands on Cookery Classes at The Brian McDermott Cookery School start from €35.00

‘The Brian McDermott Cookery School’, Carrownaffe, Moville, Ireland / See / Tel: +74 93 85921