TV DEAL: Killarney restaurateur Paul Treyvaud has signed a TV deal with Virgin Media for a six part cooking series.


A colourful Killarney restaurateur has been snapped up by Virgin Media TV for a new cookery show – which will be beamed into tens of thousands of homes.

Paul Treyvaud has signed contracts with the station for the six-programme series which will see him preparing and cooking several delightful dishes.

The 30-minute slots, to be called ‘Treyvaud’s Kitchen’, have already been filmed at his home in Kenmare.

The series is produced and directed by Enda Grace of Dundara Productions and distributed by Tralee-based Brian Hurley of Big Handsome Media.

“I’ll be concentrating on recipes that everybody can relate to, using ingredients everyone has immediate access to,” Paul, who runs Treyvaud’s Restaurant in High Street Killarney with his chef brother Mark, said.

“The focus is on proper cooking methods, proper seasoning and proper techniques and one ingredient I always like to use is laughter – so it will be a bit of fun.

“There is absolutely no chance of using any ingredients that people have never even heard of and they won’t have to go running to the shops to try to find something when they don’t even know what it looks like.”

Paul came to the attention of the Virgin Media producers when he appeared in a number of guest cooking slots on Ireland AM with presenters Mark Cagney and Alan Hughes.

“They got a great reaction to that and they like the fact that what I do is original and it’s Irish. They will promote the new programme extensively on all the Virgin Media channels before the first in the series is broadcast before the summer.”