Corinna Hardgrave is the weekly restaurant critic with the Irish Times. She also writes on wine and travel. Previous to the Irish Times, she was the weekly wine columnist for the Irish Independent and a food writer with the Sunday Times. Going further back, 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 The Sunday Business Post, Food & Wine magazine, Ireland of the Welcomes, Ireland’s Blue Book, Georgina Campbell’s 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, Gordon Ramsay, Rick Stein, Michel Roux, Clare Smyth, Stephen Harris, Christian Puglisi, Jason Atherton, Thomasina Miers and Fuchsia Dunlop. She is an experienced public speaker, MC and host at wine dinners, and as editor of Eat Out, she appeared on television and radio to discuss restaurants in Ireland.
Corinna has a WSET Diploma in Wine & Spirits and is a member of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild. She 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.
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.