Jackie qualified as a Chef from DIT, Cathal Brugha Street, Dublin & spent the next 10 years working in many different locations in Ireland & The UK including the prestigious 5-star Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo. Jackie also completed a Diploma in Training & Continuing Education from NUI Maynooth & a B-Tec in Supervisory Management.
Jackie has since graduated from the Institute of Health Sciences as a Dietary Coach & a Performance Nutritionist, after seeing first-hand the benefits that the correct nutrition can make to living a healthy lifestyle. Keeping up to date with new research is key to continuing to offer the best information & service available. Jackie regularly attends seminars & conferences in Ireland & abroad. From her experience she is well placed to provide tasty recipes and time saving tips when cooking nutritious fresh food.
A keen athlete herself, having run numerous marathons (including a podium finish), & an Ultra marathon, Jackie can offer advice on general day to day eating for health & energy & also performance nutrition to improve your performance in training, competition & recovery in both the workplace & the playing field. This is as individual as you are & is tailored to suit you to ensure you are taking on the correct fuelling throughout.
Jackie has built up her client base over the years mainly through her high success rates. She currently has clients nationwide, travelling to Kilkenny to avail of her services. Athletes include sports people from many disciplines including; Runners up to Ultra, Triathlon up to Ironman events, Cyclists, Swimmers, GAA, Martial Arts, Canoeists, Badminton, Adventure Races, Golf, Equestrian, Tennis, Cross Fit & Body Builders etc, many who have won their events outright while working with Jackie.
Savour Kilkenny, one of the most popular & largest Irish food festivals, Jackie has taken part for the last three years working with leading Chefs to produce healthier versions of everyday foods & doing quick fire one to one sessions with Savour Kilkenny followers.
Jackie has spoken on radio on several occasions discussing healthy eating & providing tips to incorporate small changes to your lifestyle.
Qualifications include : Dip NUIM – T&CE, Dip D&N – ITEC, Cert DC – IHS and Dip Culinary Arts -LCG, CPSN, UKAD Clean Sport Advisor.
Fully insured & a member of the FNTP, Jackie is a qualified, experienced, professional.