Chef Gearóid Lynch and his wife Tara are the proprietors of The Olde Post Inn in Cloverhill, Co Cavan. The award-winning fine-dining restaurant and charming guesthouse is located in the heart of the Cavan’s Lakelands where the couple both grew up.
Gearóid’s love and appreciation of cooking and home-grown produce was fostered at a young age on his family farm where Gearóid helped to prepare the family meals. Ingredients were freshly picked from the family plot, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, rhubarb and other fresh produce were harvested from the doorstep.
The young chef began to hone his culinary skills at Killybeg’s Tourism College on their Professional Cookery Course. From there he gained his professional experience at Thornton’s restaurant, Dublin, Le Coq Hardi Restaurant, Dublin, as well as the Michelin starred Pied à Terre in London & Lea Linster, Luxembourg.
In 2000 Gearóid won the Euro Toques Baileys Young Chef of the Year. He held the position of Commissioner General of Euro Toques Ireland for a two year term and continues to be actively involved today.
The Challenge of Living with Coeliac Disease
Following a diagnosis of Coeliac Disease in 2013, the pleasure of cooking and eating was briefly taken from Gearóid. With very little gluten-free food readily available it was a challenge to eat out, shop for ingredients and cook meals that the family had always enjoyed. Gearóid learned everything he could about his condition and began to re-imagine all the meals that he has missed …Yorkshire puddings, fish and chips, pasta and pastries… adapted for a new gluten-free lifestyle but with no compromise on taste.
My Gluten Free Kitchen – Cookbook
Having found the joy in cooking again, Gearóid wants to share his experience, tips, recipes and more through his online community, website and new cookbook. Gearóid’s first book ‘My Gluten-free Kitchen’ is full of delicious tried and tested gluten free recipes that are easy to prepare and share with your friends and family.
Today Gearóid & Tara Lynch continue to run The Olde Post Inn together and live locally with their four children, Órán, Lorcan, Emma and Eoin. Gearóid Lynch’s new book “My Gluten Free Kitchen” is available in Bookstores nationwide and from his on-line store.