Master Pastry Chef, Shane Smith has over 20 years’ experience working in some of the world’s most celebrated pastry kitchens across the globe. The Co. Cavan native is Head Pastry Chef and Head of Product Development at Airfield Estate in Dundrum.
Shane also works closely with Coole Swan Irish Liqueur as a consultant and lead recipe developer for the renowned Irish cream liqueur and has exclusively published recipes in 20 of the company’s signature cookery books.
He is a regular contributor to well-known national publications including The Irish Times, Image magazine, Easy Food Magazine and the Sunday Business Post. Shane also writes a monthly column for the Anglo-Celt newspaper.
In September 2015, Shane was awarded the title of “Best Bakery Manager in Ireland” in conjunction with Shelflife magazine and in 2018 was voted in the top 10 best pastry chefs in Ireland by Food & Wine Magazine. He is a regular at some of Ireland’s most prestigious food festivals including Taste of Dublin, Bloom, Taste of Cavan and many more. Shane also has a regular cookery slot on The Today Show with Maura & Dáithí on RTÉ where he can be seen bringing his