Danielle Kehoe is a Chef Takeover 2020 participant and a final year student on the four year BA (Hons) in Culinary Arts degree at WIT
Danielle is a 21-year-old student chef. Originally from Wexford she currently resides in county Waterford studying BA (Hons) Culinary Arts in WIT. For the past five years Danielle has been building up a portfolio of working and studying in various countries around the world.
Kehoe began working in her home county of Wexford at the age of 16 as a kitchen porter, there sparked the beginning of her journey through the culinary industry. She has worked in some restaurants and cafes in her home county improving her skills while beginning to study in WIT.
From growing up spending multiple winters and summers abroad with her family Kehoe developed a passion for travelling and learning about other cultures. Influenced by this passion along with her studies she then moved to Calgary, Canada and worked for one of the national hospitality companies Oliver and Bonacini as part of her international work/study. After this Danielle then moved onto The Netherlands where she studied International Fresh Business for 6 months, she spent her time learning about the industry, visiting food businesses and travelling Europe.
Now in her fourth year of studies, Danielle plans to travel and work abroad in the future.
Chef Takeover is an event presented by WIT, Pallas Foods and ABP in partnership with Bellissimo restaurant which saw 12 students create tasting menus with a strong focus on exceptional local produce. The kitchen takeover was originally scheduled for late March 2020 and has been postponed in line with the institute’s closure for student learning as part of Covid-19 measures.