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Co Antrim chef Noel McMeel is putting Fermanagh on world stage

Award-winning chef Noel McMeel might have cooked for President Obama, Paul McCartney, Colin Farrell and Rory McIlroy over the years, but his passion is for using local producers, promoting Northern Ireland and interacting with everyday customers. He talks to Brian Campbell

Noel McMeel with former Lough Erne Resort manager Ferghal Purcell
WITH the surname 'McMeel’, there was always a chance that Co Antrim man Noel McMeel would end up working in the food business. Now a hugely successful chef who runs the kitchen at the Lough Erne Resort in Co Fermanagh, Noel has previously dazzled diners at Roscoff in Belfast, Castle Leslie in Co Monaghan, Le Cirque in New York and Chez Panisse in San Francisco. He is no stranger to the US, having studied at Johnston and Wales University in Rhode Island and at Boston University. He was back stateside in March and took in Washington DC as part of a tour to showcase food from Nort[...]
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