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Paul Rankin

Paul Rankin

Paul Rankin is an award winning celebrity chef, Michelin star winner and TV personality.

In 1989, Paul Rankin opened Roscoff, a fine dining restaurant in Belfast. The restaurant quickly gained recognition for its innovative and contemporary approach to Irish cuisine.  People travelled from across Ireland to experience what was considered to be the best cooking in Northern Ireland at the time.

Under Paul’s leadership, the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star in 1991, the first in Northern Ireland to receive the accolade. Ten years after opening Roscoff, Paul opened Cayenne, a second restaurant in Belfast which also won a Michelin star and was recognised for its exceptional culinary offerings

Paul became a household name in the UK through his numerous television appearances. He co-hosted the popular cooking show Ready Steady Cook, where chefs competed to create meals from a selection of ingredients. He also starred in his own cooking series, including Gourmet Ireland.

While stepping away from running restaurants, Paul has remained active in the culinary world through television appearances and culinary events. He has also overhauled the menus at a Belfast Care Home for the elderly. He won an Outstanding Contribution to the Hospitality Industry Award.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book Irish chef, Michelin star winner and TV personality Paul Rankin for your next event.

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