“Her naturally vivacious personality and pure infectious enthusiasm for food has led her to where she is today.”
Making everyday exceptional in the kitchen, mother of two, Catherine Fulvio, has the ability to create doable and delicious recipes to be enjoyed by friends and family for all occasions. With her Irish blood and her Italian heart Catherine has made the connection between food and friends for many.
Growing up on a working farm in Ireland Catherine has a strong connection with food and the land. She is now an award-winning author, TV Chef, cookery tutor and proprietor of Ballyknocken House & Cookery School in Co. Wicklow in Ireland.
Following the success of her first cookbook, Catherine’s Italian Kitchen, and two TV series, Catherine’s Italian Kitchen and Catherine’s Roman Holiday she is now a household name and one of Ireland’s top television culinary stars.
Catherine knows how good food brings family and friends together and in cookbook and TV series, “Catherine’s Family Kitchen”, she returns to her Irish roots. Her style of cooking is modern Irish, with an emphasis on fresh quality ingredient for family entertaining and her recipes are both delicious and do-able. Her most recent book “Eat Like an Italian” won the prestigious Avonmore Cookbook of the Year 2012 at the national awards. Catherine’s latest book ‘The Weekend Chef’ has been nominated for the Avonmore Cookbook of the Year 2013 at the national awards.
Irish born, Catherine grew up on a working farm hence it is no great surprise that her food philosophy is “field to fork” and she puts huge emphasis on provenance and uses only the best of local and seasonal produce in her Guesthouse and Cookery School often using Ballyknocken’s own herbs, vegetables and fruit. Having married to a Sicilian, she has a close love affair with Italian cuisine, and is now known for her Irish blood and her Italian heart when it comes to food.
Catherine’s success reaches far flung shores with TV appearances including America’s number one morning show, NBCs Today Show and BBC Saturday Kitchen in the UK. Her series has been aired in over 11 countries including UK, South Africa, Canada, France, Australia and New Zealand and is currently shown on AerLingus flights. She is also food writer for Ireland’s leading magazines and the food contributor on radio show, Today with Pat Kenny.
Catherine is a firm favourite in Ireland and has built a profile in the UK and further afield also. She continues to live and work in Ireland and is third generation at Ballyknocken House where she tends her farm, herb and vegetable gardens and runs her award-winning cookery school and four star bed and breakfast. She is also a doting mother of two young children, Charlotte (11) and Rowan (9).