Domini Kemp

Domini  trained as a chef at Leith's in London in 1996, before co-writing New Irish Cooking and working in the Michelin-starred Peacock Alley, Dublin.


In 1999, the Kemp sisters opened the first itsa on Abbey Street. There are now five branches  of  the  itsa  stores  and  four itsa  cafes including  itsa  @  IMMA and  The Gallery Café in the National Gallery of Ireland.. They also run Table Restaurant in Brown Thomas, Cork.


The  sisters  have  expanded  into  other  areas  over  the  years,  including  outdoor catering  and  event  management  (FEAST  Catering).  They  are resident  wedding caterers in Powerscourt House, Co. Wicklow.



In 2012 they co-founded, "Hatch & Sons Irish Kitchen" which is located in The Little Museum of Dublin, specializing in casual, Irish artisan fare.


Domini  was food-writer  for  The  Irish  Times Saturday  Magazine  from  2008-2016. She contributed to "History on a Plate" on RTE Radio1 with Catherine Cleary and Dr Juliana Adelman. Over the years she has contributed to many publications and was columnist for both Image and The Dubliner Magazine. She regularly appears on the Today show on RTÉ, and was a mentor on RTÉ's "The Taste of Success".


The sisters won  the IMAGE “Businesswoman of  the Year” award, November 2009 and were nominated as one of the finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, in 2011.


They opened a new specialty coffee shop, called "Joe's" in Arnotts in October 2013 and  last  autumn  opened a  health,  juice  and  whole  foods  store,  called  "Alchemy Juice  Co"  in  BT2  on  Grafton  Street. The  third branch  of  Joe's recently  opened  in

Kildare Village.


Domini's fifth cookbook, "The Ketogenic Kitchen" will be out in Spring 2016, co-written by Nutritional Therapist, Patricia Daly.



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