Kevin Thornton

TV Personality


Who is Kevin Thornton?

Kevin Thornton is an Irish celebrity chef, radio and television personality and author, known for featuring on television series such as Guerrilla Gourmet and Heat and characterised by a supposed dislike of chips and confirmed dislike of pizza. He has written a book, Food for Life, and had his recipes featured on the national radio station Newstalk. He has been praised by The New York Times and featured in publications such as The Dubliner and the Irish Independent.

Thornton's restaurant, Thornton's Restaurant in Dublin's city centre, has received two Michelin stars, level with Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in the ranks of Irish restaurants with the most Michelin stars. Thornton was the first Irish chef to achieve two Michelin stars. Thornton has received numerous awards and was named Food & Wine Magazine/'s Chef of the Year for Ireland in 2007 and been described as a "gastronomic legend" in Ireland. Thornton's was named Number 25 in the 50 Best Restaurants in the World by Taste Magazine UK in 2003.

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on July 23, 2013


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