Ceallach Tómas Ó Sé is a professional chef, specialising in Irish/British cookery. He graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in 1991. He has worked in many different facets of the food service and hospitality industries. His career has found him in bed and breakfasts, inns, gourmet take aways, Zagat rated restaurants, and casual dining establishments. He has worked privately in homes and for corporations. But, it was in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he found his true calling and his greatest culinary passion - in an Irish restaurant and tearoom. There he fell in love with the food that spoke of his ancestry. It was there he discovered the real food of Ireland and Great Britain.

What now?

He walked away from that restaurant in 2014. It was a difficult decision to make at the time. The restaurant decided to buy a liquor license and become a pub. This was a decision that would make the pub more lucrative. It was also a decision that involved bringing on other people and other ideas that Ceallach just was not ready to embrace. Heavy hearted and exasperated, he knew he could not just walk away from the food that brought him joy for 7 years. He decided to start this blog, A Kilt and a Cuppa. 

The blog started out as a way to record all of the things he created at the Irish tearoom. It became more than that. It became a way to keep learning and keep expanding on the passion that he holds near and dear to his heart.