In The Kitchen

‘My goal is to make fish accessible and make it fun’

At just 26, Aishling Moore is one of the country’s youngest head chefs. She tells us about her career, her love of seafood and why more young people should consider a career in the kitchen

Aishling Moore head chef of Goldie Picture: Clare Keogh

When Aishling Moore told her friends that she was opening a seafood restaurant, they weren’t exactly enthusiastic.

“They all said, ‘Oh, we don’t like fish that much’,” she says. “Now they’ve done a total U-turn and they love it. So it wasn’t that they didn’t like fish, it was just that they hadn’t been exposed to just how good it could be.”

Moore is head chef at Goldie on Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork city, ...