Place of birth: County Cavan.
Where you live: Malibu, CA.
Name of Company you work for: Self employed as a freelance personal chef.
City you work in: Worldwide.
Profession: Personal chef, cookbook author, food writer.
Why I chose this career: I discovered at an early age the power of food and its impact on my health and wellness and had a desire to share this with others. My work as a chef, cooking mentor and food writer, offers me a wonderful opportunity to do this.
Family: Parents James and Josephine McAteer, sisters: Mary, Maggie, Helena, Breda, Ita, Barbara, Jenny. Brothers: Seamus, Patrick, Gerry.
The proudest moment of my career: When my cookbook “Recipes to Nurture” was chosen as the “best health and nutrition cookbook in the world” at the Gourmand World Cookbook awards.
Biography: Aine McAteer, a native of County Cavan, has spent the last 35 years traveling the world in a quest to learn from leading teachers about the impact of food on health. She has had an illustrious career in the Hollywood movie world as a personal chef for A list actors, including Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Redford, Pierce Brosnan, John Cusack, Marisa Tomei and others. Aine is a published and award winning cookbook author, and has been featured on television and in newspapers and magazines worldwide. Although based in California, Aine travels the world both as a personal chef and teaching workshops on food and health in locations such as South Africa, Bali, Australia, and of course her native Ireland where she is a regular on RTE’s “Four Live” during those trips home. She is a featured writer on Oprah Winfrey’s website www.oprah.com/ainemcateer.