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Jenny Flynn,
Faithlegg
By Sharon Noonan |
April 16, 2024

In this Best Possible Taste, we meet to Jenny Flynn, Executive Chef at Faithlegg, Co Waterford.

Jenny has built long-lasting relationships with local producers and artisan suppliers in Ireland creating bespoke seasonal menus that capture a taste of Waterford across Faithlegg’s restaurant and bars – the 2AA Rosette Roseville Rooms restaurant, the Alyward Lounge, Bar 1783 and the Red Cedar Lounge.

Since joining Faithlegg over fifteen years ago, Jenny has introduced her range of products including dressings, oils and jams with her Seville Orange & Muldoon Whisky Marmalade awarded bronze at the 2021 Blas na hÉireann awards.

A Wexford native, Jenny grew up in the countryside surrounded by an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables, spending hours working alongside her grandmother in the kitchen preparing homemade jams and breads. From a very early age, Jenny developed an innate appreciation for eating good food which has played a central role to her approach to cooking throughout her career to date.

The food ethos at Faithlegg is very simple — it’s all about respect. Faithlegg has a unique collection of restaurants, each one with a different food offering but all with a sense of old world charm that is fresh and polished. By respecting the heritage of the building and its story and setting, Faithlegg stays contemporary with a timeless quality.

Executive Chef Jenny Flynn glows when she speaks about her suppliers — the farmers, growers, fishermen and bakers who she respects so much, and who take such time and care in doing what they do so well. It is her mission to share that passion with her teams and the guests at Faithlegg, so the cycle of respect continues. Her delicious menus showcase all that is best and finest from many named local and artisan producers from Waterford, from her home county of Wexford, the whole of the South East and the island of Ireland.

“I’m all about supporting local food,” says Jenny Flynn, “not just because it’s local, but because it’s excellent. We source and buy our seasonal ingredients and look to maximise their potential, treating them with the respect, attention and care they deserve, developing the dishes served daily to our guests inspired me to expand our produce into retail, so our guests can now bring a taste of Faithlegg home to their table. I believe in food and the joy it brings to everyone, in good times and in bad, it helps us celebrate and binds us together, and at Faithlegg we love what we do. We hope our guests think that love shows”.

THE BEST POSSIBLE TASTE CELEBRATED 10 YEARS ON AIR IN 2023 MAKING IT IRELAND’S LONGEST-RUNNING FOOD & DRINK RADIO SHOW & PODCAST.

 

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