Ireland’s newest Michelin-star chef: ‘You see people copying and pasting plates, you see dishes that are influenced’

After this week landing a star for his cooking at Terre at the Castlemartyr Resort, Vincent Crepel talks about working in the world’s toughest kitchens, the future of fine-dining and why he was in a dark place when he first arrived in Cork

Chef Vincent Crepel. Picture: Barry Murphy

Katy McGuinness

At Silverstone in Northampton, England, this week, French chef Vincent Crepel, who arrived in Ireland just over a year ago, was awarded a Michelin star for his cooking at Terre restaurant, which opened in September 2022 at the Castlemartyr Resort in Co Cork.