Garrett Fitzgerald and James Boland | Litfest A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe
Garrett and James are both graduates of the Ballymaloe Cookery School. Having left their comfortable Celtic Tiger jobs at the height of the boom, seeking something different for their lives, they spent 3 wonderful months in Shanagarry with Darina and her team, before heading off into the sunset for 2 years on a food adventure.
A year in Melbourne, working in its thriving café scene to gain experience was followed by 4 months in the Middle East (Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Israel) to learn more about the authentic flavours and experiences of that wonderful cuisine.
On returning home, with the economy having dramatically changed in their absence, they bravely set about opening up a new type of café for Dublin. Determined to offer an exciting but value driven experience, Brother Hubbard opened its doors in March 2012 on Dublin’s Capel Street. A sibling café soon followed for Dublin’s southside.
With a fresh, vibrant and pure approach to its food, Brother Hubbard has grown from a small café employing 2 staff to an exciting and diverse undertaking, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and now employing over 60 staff.
Fiercely independent, quality focused, with a creative, pure and innovative Middle Eastern-influenced menu, their business is constantly evolving and has gained quite the following.
The Brother Hubbard Cookbook was published in 2016 to capture the ethos of Garrett, James and the team at the cafes.
Years at Litfest: 2017
Type: regular


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Litfest - A Food and Drinks Literacy Festival at Ballymaloe is a weekend filled with fascinating facts, inspirational stories, intriguing discussions, incredible knowledge, fantastic music, fabulous dancing and of course, delicious food and drinks.
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