Hailing from County Kilkenny, Ireland, Chef Danny Heffernan joined the Kingfish Grill staff, January 2011. With a mother who ran a bed and breakfast and as a farmer’s son in Ireland,
Chef Danny was educated in the hospitality industry. During his early years he cultivated the love for the freshest seasonal ingredients. At the tender age of 10, Chef Danny was cooking breakfast for the guests in the bed and breakfast. At the age of 16, he entered Ireland’s state sponsored culinary training program, one of the most rigorous in Europe at that time. He has trained in the finest hotels in Ireland, including Dromoland Castle Hotel, a world-class, five star hotel and country estate as well as the Malahide Castle Hotel, a former grand country estate built in 1185, learning the culinary trade from master chefs.
Chef Danny then spent 20 years as an executive chef on the North Shore of Long Island. He was featured in the New York Times and New York News Day for the Great Chef’s of Long Island.
It is the attention to detail and the quality that was ingrained from his earliest experiences that make Chef Danny’s menu at the Kingfish Grill outstanding.
We invite you to come and share our excitement for great food prepared by Chef Danny, great service and spirits!