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JP McMahon is a chef, restauranteur and author. He is culinary director of the EatGalway Restaurant Group, which comprises Aniar, Cava Boedga, and Eat Gastropub. He also runs the Aniar Boutique Cookery School. Jp is committed to the educational and ethical aspects of food, to buying and supporting the best of local and free-range produce, and engaging directly with small farmers. 
Founding chair and director of the Galway Food Festival, JP is an ambassador for Irish food and a network leader for the global Cook it Raw project. He is also the ambassador for Spanish food in Ireland in particular promoting the wines of Rías Baixas (Galicia) and Jerez.

JP is currently a commissioner for Euro-Toques Ireland and sits on its Food Council. He also lectures in Art History at UCC and is currently finishing his PhD in Art History, which focuses on twentieth century American art. In conjunction with this, his restaurants regularly host exhibitions, sponsors local arts festivals and events, and promotes the arts on a local level in Galway.

JP is currently organizing an international chef symposium entitled ‘Food on the Edge’. This event will take place in Galway in October 2015, 2016 and 2017. This event features the best international chefs across the globe. He has a weekly column in the Irish Times on Saturday.