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Neven cooks up new TV food show

Celebrity chef Neven Maguire is going to be transforming the menus of places such as Trinity College and even a Navy ship as part of his new TV series for RTE.

The Neven Maguire: Home Chef series will be aired in the coming months and the Cavan man says it will be a unique cookery show.

"I'm very excited, this is my sixth series with RTE," he told the Herald.

"All the recipes will be super fast and fresh and I'm going to be filming at places like Google and the Aviva stadium.

"We're going to Trinity College, a girl's school in Cork, even a Navy vessel which will be something very different for me," he continued.

His new series will also have a slight chat show element as some Irish celebs will be joining him to cook.

"We're also going to have some well-known faces involved in the show as well.

"People like Brendan O'Carroll will be cooking on the show with me while chatting away about their favourite foods and dishes," he revealed.


However, Neven says he won't be expanding his very successful MacNean restaurant any time soon.

"I always say do one thing right and enjoy it so I won't be expanding the restaurant or cookery school to any new locations," he said.

"I don't really need to anyway. We're doing so well at the moment.

"We're booked out every weekend until next June. What other restaurant in the county can say that?"

Neven has also cut back on appearances in order to spend more time at home with his young family.

Neven launched his 11th cookbook called The Nation's Favourite Food Fast last night and TV and Radio presenter Marty Whelan was on hand to congratulate his friend.

"To have 11 books is just incredible," Whelan said.