Paula McIntyre

Paula McIntyre - The Show's Resident Chef

We are delighted to welcome back Paula McIntyre as the Show’s Resident Chef.


Paula has been a guest chef on BBC Northern Ireland’s television coverage of the Balmoral Show and featured as a chef on the fly on the wall documentary on the catering industry in Northern Ireland, “A La Carte”. In Autumn 2001 Paula was given her own TV series on BBC 2 NI called “Taste for Adventure”. She appeared as a guest chef with Eamonn Holmes on BBC 1 NI’s “Summer Season” programme and was a reporter on food issues for BBC 1 NI’s “Inside Out” programme. She has also been a guest chef on RTE 1’s “Afternoon Show”.


Paula lectures in catering on the Professional Cookery programme in Northern Regional College. Students under her tutelage presented a showcase at World Skills London 2011 and have won 2 sliver medals at the International Food Exhibition live chef skills in Belfast 2012.

Award Winner:

In 1993, Paula opened a successful restaurant in Manachester called The Undrie which picked up several awards for fine dining including Manchester Evening News newcomer of the year. In 2015 Paula won the Farming Life/Danske Bank Farming Champion Award.


Paula had a regular cooking column in Sunday Life newspaper for 2 years. Paula contributes to various papers in Northern Ireland including the Irish News, Newsletter and Belfast Telegraph. She writes a weekly column in Farming Life. She contributes a regular blog to the Borough Market, in London, website. In 2008, Paula published her first book “ A Kitchen Year”. Her new book “Paula McIntyre’s Down to Earth Cookbook” is available now.

With all this wealth of experience and knowledge you can be sure Paula is busy cooking up a fabulous programme of food for you!


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If you can’t wait until the Show check out some of Paula’s mouth-watering recipes.

An Interview with Paula McIntyre

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