Special Guest – Paula McIntyre

We’re delighted to welcome back Paula McIntyre as the Show’s resident chef in the Food Pavilion.


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 has a fabulous programme of food in store for you! Check it out.


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