Donal Skehan

Donal is an Irish television personality/presenter, food writer/cook and photographer. Born in Dublin he grew up surrounded and inspired by a family of passionate food lovers who have worked in the food industry for over 60 years. 

Donal got his start in the world of food in 2007 when he created a food blog (of food adventures and recipes inspired by them) called Good Mood Food. Due to the success of the blog, he was offered a book deal, which coincided with his first television series and has become one of Ireland’s most-popular food personalities.

Donal’s incredibly popular YouTube channel has been snapped up by Jamie Oliver’s FoodTube Network, and with 3 weekly videos, over 3 million views and 180,000 subscribers worldwide, it has become one of his most-successful platforms to date.

Apart from food, Skehan is an accomplished food photographer and shoots high-end images for publishing houses in the U.K.

After making many television appearances and giving live demonstrations at social events and shows, Donal was featured in his own weekly food program, Kitchen Hero, on RTÉ One. The show was launched during 2011 and his second book, titled Kitchen Hero, was based on the television series.

In 2012 Donal became a co-presenter and judge on Junior MasterChef on the BBC, appearing alongside John Torode.

His career continues to grow: Presenting Saturday Kitchen on a regular basis after the departure of James Martin; author of five cookbooks; accumulating more than 2.5 million fans on YouTube; and his Food Network series Follow Donal.

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