Chef Gearóid Lynch and his wife Tara are the proprietors of The Olde Post Inn in Cloverhill, Co Cavan. The award-winning fine-dining restaurant and charming guesthouse is located in the heart of the Cavan’s Lakelands where the couple both grew up.
Gearóid’s love and appreciation of cooking and home-grown produce was fostered at a young age on his family farm where Gearóid helped to prepare the family meals. Ingredients were freshly picked from the family plot, Potatoes, cabbage, carrots, rhubarb and other fresh produce were harvested from the doorstep.
The young chef began to hone his culinary skills at Killybeg’s Tourism College on their Professional Cookery Course. From there he gained his professional experience at Thornton’s restaurant, Dublin, Le Coq Hardi Restaurant, Dublin, as well as the Michelin starred d Pied à Terre in London & Lea Linster, Luxembourg.
In 2000 Gearóid won the Euro Toques Baileys Young Chef of the Year. He held the position of Commissioner General of Euro Toques Ireland for a two year term and continues to be actively involved today.
Gearóid has been newly appointed as a Food Champion for Failte Ireland.