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MC & Guest Speaker

2023 has opened so many fun and interesting doors through MC'ing. I have had the pleasure of MC'ing and organising all the Cookery Demonstrations for the Ballymaloe Festival of Food (formerly Ballymaloe May Fair) for the last 2 years. Securing the talent and hosting chef's live on stage is such a fun and rewarding experience.

I also had the great honour of MC'ing the Coeliac Society's Annual Gluten Free Roadshow where I was able to meet so many amazing people who had some incredible stories. For me, this was an essential day and event because anyone with a Gluten intolerance or Coeliac disease can get incredibly sick from dining out and finally being in a position to understand this fully, floored me. I now realise I must learn more about this space and do better for my clients and for their customers. 1 in 5 people in Ireland are either gluten intolerant or have coeliac disease. I am now on a mission to explore what more I can do to help!

I also had the honour to hand-pick four chefs and bring them to Savour Kilkenny and also MC each of their demonstrations. I also led the Foodpreneurs demonstration with LEO Kilkenny where I MC'd a live cookery demonstration while quizzing Aran's, Nicole, and Bart on their business journey. After this demo, I hosted workshops with John Mulcahy from LEO KK where we met budding foodies who are looking to start a food business. This event was very successful. 

Being able to collaborate with the right people means I get to make a difference while in great company!

Email me at if you need an energetic and passionate MC.

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Having walked the walk of owning, running, and closing an award-winning cafe I can now talk the talk from a place of compassion, understanding, heartache, and the knowledge that I would do it all over again for the same outcome if given a second chance! 


To love and lose can make you or break you!

My experience sent me on a journey to create the woman, advisor, advocate, mentor, and coach that I needed when I sat on my bakery kitchen floor, surrounded by combi ovens, stainless steel, and a broken spirit.

I now know that that had to happen. It was meant to be that way!

I achieved outstanding results from that business. I won awards and accolades because we were niche and outstanding. The recession kicked my ass and forced my hand and closing was the best option. I watched my business decline for 6 months. But I made a strategic decision and choice: I left not owing one fekn penny! My suppliers were my priority along with my team and the bank! We left with the same integrity that we started with. My values will always inform my decisions! A gift I take from my late & brilliant father, Malachy Daly.

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Mindset is the secret ingredient to success

Getting back up and knowing that my purpose was to teach, educate and inspire allows me to be this brave, outspoken, inspiring 40-something-year-old who is only interested in adding value at every opportunity. I see the merit of that experience and how it fuels my every day- to minimise the pain a small business can have on its owner. This is the sole reason I Coach and Mentor in this space.

Let's work together to create an honest and open chat about business, hurdles, overcoming challenges, and how brain training for that mindset shift is essential to thriving. Let's inspire your audience to try harder, think differently, and get out of their comfort zone.

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