Aine McAteer

Age: 57

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.

Status: Single.

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.

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