Boyle woman, Lynda Booth (Stewart) is founder of the award-winning Dublin Cookery School and the author of a new cookery book – “From Lynda’s Table”.
Lynda is the owner and director of Dublin Cookery School. She converted the building, planned the layout and opened the school in 2007.
Lynda has a rich and varied background. She spent a decade travelling and cooking around the world, from simple bistros to Michelin two star restaurants. This opened up a huge number of contacts and a feature of the school is the number of guest chefs she invites to the school on a regular basis. This allows the staff to keep learning, the students access to a full range of influences and Dublin foodies the chance of working alongside some of the top chefs in the world.
She keeps herself sharp by returning to professional kitchens when she can. Last summer it was back to Raymond Blanc in Oxford with whom she had previously worked some years previously as a pastry chef. Other favourites have been Martin Wishart in Edinburgh, Flour+ Water in San Francisco or back in Ireland with friends such as Neven Maguire and Paul Flynn with whom she has had a long collaboration. She has been careful to build a team of tutors of various backgrounds who share a love of teaching so that students leave with new ideas, skills and a confidence to try anything.
Her book “From Lynda’s Table” would make an ideal Christmas present.