Paul Knapp trained as a chef working and travelling the globe before returning to his home town of London to join London Fire Brigade. In 2000 Paul made Ireland his home and continues his career as a Firefighter with Limerick City Fire Brigade working as a Fire Fighter now for 27 years, but has never lost his passion for food, cooking food and using food to bring family and friends together as he says ” food speaks all languages “.
As The Fire Fighting Chef Food Company Paul wants to change the world one person at a time through education and interactive food workshops
and demonstrations. Paul’s career has taught him that life can be fragile and extinguished before its time and understands that as a firefighter he won’t save lives every day but he knows as a community we have the power to change lives forever.
As a regular TV chef on Ireland AM Paul hopes to create a greater awareness for change through healthier lifestyle choices, with a viewership of 300,000 people this is strengthening the brand of the Fire Fighting Chef Food Co and obviously this overflows into the world of social media, this in turn creates public interest in educational demonstrations with the community at it heart, using local venues and local food producers asking people to change to more ethical choices and plant based food solutions.
As he says “I don’t come with problems, I come with solutions and want to change the way people think about food. I lay down the gauntlet to the ‘non-planties’ to come taste the solutions and help change the world one person at a time.”
Paul will join us on Saturday 22nd September 2018.