Welcome to Eileen’s Kitchen Table

Catering, Courses & Cookbooks

Eileen’s three passions of cooking, teaching and creating recipes has led to the creation of her new brand Eileen’s Kitchen Table – Catering, Courses, Cookbooks.

In 2013 Eileen’s created her first book “Just Look and Cook” which was aimed at beginner cooks, children, college students and people with disabilities. Its success is attributed to the simple text-free method, photographic illustrations and an uncomplicated measuring system which has set this concept apart from others. Cooking is made simple and accessible and can be enjoyed by everyone.

Following on from the success of Just Look and Cook, Eileen has published her 2nd book, Just Look and Cook 2 in October 2018. This edition has additional recipes using both the original and new methods which have been introduced after feedback from the first book. Research and trials from the first edition led Eileen on a new venture of becoming a cookery tutor and she now offers to share her skills through her cookery courses.

“To see the enjoyment, you get from cooking a dish and your appetite to learn
more is a joy to me and has inspired me to continue with this series.”

Eileen’s passion for cooking doesn’t stop there. A reputation which has built up through catering at local events, the books and cooking classes have brought Eileen to share her craft through her own catering company (Kilverneen Catering). Locally sourced ingredients are freshly prepared on the day of your special event and parties of all sizes can be catered for. Eileen hosts courses in her home in Cloonacool, Sligo and “Come Dine with Me” afternoon tea parties. A special treat for any occasions. We also cater for sporting events at pitches and also in their club houses and are currently working with a number of clubs in Sligo.

We are delighted to now combine all three elements of the business, catering, courses and the cookbooks under one umbrella, welcome to Eileen’s Kitchen Table.

Catering, Courses & Cookbooks

Just Look and Cook Series >>

Just Look and Cook Set

The Just Look and Cook series of cook books is an innovative way to cook. The book series use a simple text-free method, photographic illustrations and an uncomplicated measuring system which sets this concept apart and allows the user to cook easy and nutritious meals everyday. Just Look and Cook 2 has additional recipes and introduces new methods to make cooking a delicious meal even easier.

No need to weigh – use mugs & spoons instead.

So come on, follow my hands & get cooking.

Everyday recipes made simple, even for the absolute beginner.

Buy the Just Look and Cook Set

Just Look and Cook has been an massive hit with the students here at IT Sligo. The book is detailed but very easy to follow and I believe that it is a must have for any student heading away to college for the first time.

Kevin O’ Grady – President of IT Sligo Students’ Union, IT Sligo

The students in our Centre have found Just Look and Cook a very attractive book when I showed it to them. The clear photos and step by step methods make it very easy to understand and the shopping list simplifies purchasing what is needed. We are planning a  ‘Life after Youthreach’ Summer Programme and as it is so good I intend to use it more fully as a practical guide to our learners who are moving on to the Big World!!! My daughter, a student in London, has found it very helpful for herself and fellow students who have English as a second language and also for those who do not have a weighing scales.

Martina, Co-ordinator, Carlow Youthreach

The Eastern Harps Healthy Club baking/cookery class with Eileens Kitchen Table was great fun, craic and a great distraction for everyone during these times. All the kids looked forward to every Saturday morning and loved the interaction with their friends and Eileen. Eileen is good fun and very good with the kids, we loved every minute of it.

The Eastern Harps Healthy Club

Myself and the kids really enjoyed the Saturday morning baking/cooking with Eileen.


The classes were really fun and we learned lots of new recipes ☺️ Abbie and Danny Phillips

Louise Phillips

Eileen was the best instructor your could have! Her warmth, patience, sense of fun and of course her wisdom made the class so enjoyable for us. We will miss our Saturday mornings with her. It was a lovely way to spend a few hours with my girls. Thank you Eileen.

Lizi Hannon

A very special experience for families during lockdown. Eileen was fabulous with the kids, such fun. The recipes were easy to follow and very tasty. Thank you Eileen for an experience the girls will fondly remember.


Eileen makes cooking fun for both the adults and kids, her personality is the secret ingredient.

Mary Duggan

Really fun, well run course. Great for adults and children.

Marie Fox

It was amazing to have such a talented cooker as our teacher and I really enjoyed it and the food was delicious.

Megan Walsh

My daughter & I really enjoyed our zoom cookery classes with Eileen. We had fun & learned loads.

Ruth McManus Taheny

Simply the best 8 weeks of my Twin daughters lives. It brought laughter, loads of fun & a skill my Twin daughters will never forget, thanks you so much for your dedicated time & patience Eileen & Eiméar, it’s so appreciated.

Adrian & Geraldine Redican.

Eileen was an amazing teacher, all recipes turned out delicious and she taught in a way that was so easy to follow! She’s given us all great confidence in the kitchen!

Shelly Convey

Eileen was very helpful and had no problem when asked questions

Orla Madden