Meet our Chefs – Frank Sheedy
Here in Doolin, you can experience fresh, locally inspired dishes during your visit. Dine like a local and enjoy the tastes of the wild Atlantic and Burren region. Doolin is a culinary hub and is home to some great local restaurants, cafés, eateries and B&B’s.
Our culinary experiences are fueled by passionate chefs who work in our hospitality businesses. Nowhere else in Ireland will you find such attention to detail and variety of flavours.
In the fifth of our series of Meet the Chefs, we meet Chef Frank Sheedy of Sheedy’s Doolin Boutique B&B. Located in the centre of Doolin village this purpose built B&B is within 5 minutes’ walk of all the village has to offer. Luxurious accommodation and an array of gourmet food for Breakfast. The B&B is a National winner of the Irish Breakfast award in 2020 by Georgina Campbell Guide. Frank puts his many years of culinary skills and experience to use in preparing special treats for his guests to sit back and enjoy. All of their products are locally sourced from Artisan suppliers and they have their own herb garden.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into professional cookery?
I grew up in the hospitality industry in Lisdoonvarna @ Spa View Hotel. My love of cooking came from three women – my grandmother Linnane, my mother Patsy Sheedy and Mrs Bridie Sammon. I trained in GMIT and worked at home and abroad. My final stint as a restaurant chef was Roadford House in Doolin which my wife and I operated for 12 years as a B&B and Restaurant. Our dream was to own and operate a luxury B&B in Doolin and Sheedys Doolin Boutique B&B opened in 2019.
Tell us about where you work in Doolin and your favourite thing about your job.
I currently work in Sheedy’s Doolin and my favourite thing about my job is the relaxed atmosphere and the interesting and variety of people that I meet on a daily basis.
What is your favourite dish to make at work and why?
My favourite dish I guess would be one of my daily breakfast specials – it allows me be creative and challenges me more. We have an extensive menu and pretty much all of our produce is locally sourced – St Tolas goats cheese, Celtic salads, Ailwee cheese, Garrihy’s Seafood, free range eggs from a local farmer to name a few.
What is your favourite thing about Doolin?
To be able to live and work in such a wonderful and scenic location with the ocean on your doorstep. The mix of people you meet from all over the world and from all walks of life. The very strong community spirit.
Find more information on Sheedy’s Boutique B&B here.
Meet the chefs of Doolin on our Instagram Reel here.
Be sure to explore the rest of our website to find out more information, or to plan your next visit to beautiful Doolin in County Clare.