May 18, 2011
Noel McMeel is an Irish chef who is executive head chef at Lough Erne Golf Resort and Hotel in Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. He describes his cooking as "modern Irish cuisine". He studied at the Northern Ireland Hotel and Catering College before training in a number of restaurants, including working for the well known Irish Chef Paul Rankin. He then earned a scholarship to attend Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Following this he worked in a number of establishments, including the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. and Chez Panisse in San Francisco. He opened his own restaurant Trompets in the late 1990s.