Fresh from her awards as Ireland’s Best Chef by the Restaurant Association in May 2018, Jess will join us to serve up a vegan-friendly, live-fire veggie feast. Jess is owner and operator of Kai Restaurant, nestled between the church and a gay bar down on Sea Road in Galway’s Westend. This alone sums up life in the Galway neighbourhood that is famous for the unique characters that live there as much as it is now famed for its food, pub scene and café culture. The building which was home to a florist before New Zealander Jess and Carlow’s Dave Murphy arrived in over 5 years ago and transformed the space into what it is today, Kai. Kai is the Maori word for food and in 2011 they opened the door with a simple formula — high-quality produce, preferably organic or wild, sourced locally and cooked intelligently.