Corinna Hardgrave is an award winning food writer, and the weekly restaurant critic with the Irish Times. She also writes on wine and travel. The winner of the Food Writing Award at the inaugural Irish Food Writing Awards in 2021, she also won the Restaurant Writing Award in 2022. Previously, she was the weekly wine columnist for the Irish Independent and a food writer with the Sunday Times. She was the restaurant critic and wine writer with Irish Tatler for over eight years, is the former editor of Eat Out restaurant guide and travelled extensively as the editor of the Frequent Business Travellers Club magazine. Other publications include National Geographic, Eater, The Business Post, Food & Wine magazine, Ireland of the Welcomes, Ireland’s Blue Book, Ireland-guide.com and a broad cross-section of on and offline publications. She is an experienced recipe editor and compiled the Homes of Good Food cookery book to go with the RTE television series on Irish country houses, which included Ballymaloe, Longueville, Rathsallagh and Hilton Park.
High profile interviews include Ferran Adria, Albert Adria, Joan Roca, Massimo Bottura, Daniel Humm, Enrique Olvera, Ben Shewry, Grant Achatz, Alice Waters, Madhur Jaffrey, Yotam Ottolenghi, Alex Stupak, Elena Arzak, Fergus Henderson, Rick Stein, Michel Roux, Clare Smyth, Stephen Harris, Christian Puglisi, Jason Atherton, Thomasina Miers and Fuchsia Dunlop. As editor of Eat Out, she appeared on television and radio to discuss restaurants in Ireland.
She is a member of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild, is a longstanding judge for high profile restaurant awards, including the Food & Wine Awards, the Restaurant Association of Ireland Awards and global awards. She is also a former moderator of the UK & Ireland Forum on eGullet.org.
Corinna has a WSET Diploma in Wine & Spirits, is an established wine writer, is the Chair of the Education Committee of Wine Spirit Women, is an international wine judge, and an MC and host for wine dinners and tastings, including online events.
She has an MSc (Hons) Management in Digital Marketing from DCU Business School where she is a guest lecturer on the MSc Management programme. She has extensive experience working as a copywriter and marketing consultant both in creative agencies and in-house, and now consults on a project basis, particularly in content development.
Contact Corinna Hardgrave here.