Yes, it’s true that Fergal Phelan, like many Irish, is sun-challenged, yet Phelan returned to Minnesota in August for the second time in two years to teach us how to cook food the Irish way, with passion and care. And he did it mostly outside.
Phelan is interested in helping Minnesotans enjoy fish, chicken and grass-fed beef cooked the Irish way. Also Crème Brulee, Pavlova
Phelan, was responsible for the Friday night dinner at Celtic Kitchen along with Chef William
Chef Phelan also provided food demonstrations and judged food competitions during the weekend of the Irish Fair.
Phelan resides in Waterford, Ireland, with his wife, Claire and four daughters ranging from three to 16. Since we first met Chef Phelan at the 2017 Irish Fair, he has switched restaurants twice within Ireland;
Also, in the past
Phelan is more than equipped to teach this class as his Master’s is in food preparation and development. One of the favorite parts of the course for Phelan was demonstrating how to prepare potted shrimp to be sold in the deli.
Recently Phelan was asked to participate in the Dawn Meats Taste Experience Expo at the Harvest Festival. He was invited to cook a filet of Black Angus Beef Wellington for the attendees. The mouthwatering results can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=ujxo7jArLWU
Minnesota Irish Fair 2019 is bringing Chef Phelan back to work his magic in the Celtic Kitchen and revealing the food surprises up his sleeve. Stay tuned.