After an impressive career working in some of the greatest kitchens in the World under and with some amazing chefs, Colin Bradley returns to Harvey’s Point as Head Chef.
After his culinary qualification at the respected Cathal Brugha College, Dublin his journey brought him to all manner of places and experiences. Colin always wanted to experience many different cookery experiences and that he certainly did, from working in the famed Newpark hotel in his native Kilkenny, a Fishing trawler out of Killybegs and on to The Savoy in London. After a stint at Jurys Hotel Kensington, his travels took him to the Channel Islands and Head Chef at the highly regarded private club, The Victoria in St. Helier. Famous restaurants like Kitty Kelly’s were a high point and his skills earned it an international reputation. He helped secure a No 1 best Gastro Pub Award for The Thatch in Glenties and the early days did a term also at the famous Donegal hotel, The Shandon.
Colin also managed to do an additional degree in advanced pastry at the renowned Catering College in Killybegs! He is passionate about locally produced food and ethical farming. He loves a challenge and seeks in his own words to enhance already high standards of food presented to our wonderful guests at every turn by involving everyone in the Team, and indeed suppliers.
He joined Harvey’s Point for several years and learned the ropes under the guidance of Head Chef Chris Mc Menamin and now as fate decrees, he is returning in that very same role.
Colin Bradley says “I always want to be the best I can and at Harvey’s Point the reputation is second to none. That gives me a wonderful opportunity to maintain those amazing standards and indeed to put my particular stamp of excellence in an otherwise impeccable kitchen operation that provides top-class food in every outlet”
Niall Coffey, General Manager of Harvey’s Point said “We welcome him with warmth and a certain excitement as we continue to garner further respect and praise for all we do to ensure visitors and locals alike have a simply unbeatable experience” It is really exciting times ahead as we return to a new normal after Covid at Harvey’s Point and we are excited to have a Head Chef of Colin’s calibre at the helm of our kitchens.
Harvey’s Point Luxury Hotel in Donegal has now been welcoming guests to the shores of Lough Eske for 32 years, over which its many offerings have been refined and tailored to meet the unique requirements of guests. In addition to the hospitality of the Harvey’s Point Team, the exceptional guestrooms and the superb food for which the hotel is renowned, Harvey’s Point now offer an array of activities that can be tailored to meet individual preferences. Activities include Cooking Demonstration with their talented Chefs, Wine Tasting with their wine Sommelier, guided walks with Donegal Person of the Year Noel Cunningham and outstanding entertainment.