About Shane Smith

Shane’s love and interest for food was evident from an early age, inspired by both his grandmothers and mother, who were avid bakers. The imagination, precision and skills required for this culinary niche immediately captivated him.

At the age of 16, he started his first job as a fresh faced commis chef and in time returned to college, graduating with a distinction in Specialised Pastry from GMIT, a leading institute of education for the hospitality industry in Ireland.

Over the years with his keen eye for detail and continued learning, Shane quickly progressed up the ranks and lead the pastry sections in some leading 5 star establishments in Ireland and abroad. During this time, he also picked up numerous awards in recognition of his original and fresh approach to patisserie & desserts, including “Best Bakery Manager” in Ireland.  

All of these experiences have ultimately led Shane to launching his Online Cookery School in 2022. Shane believes that anyone who wants to learn to cook can and It’s the mission of his school to use his 23 years’ experience and knowledge to educate, teach and guide the next generation of pastry chefs and home bakers.

We all know that fresh, local, carefully prepared food tastes amazing. So what are you waiting for? Whether you want to upskill or treat your family or friends, come join Shane at his online kitchen table where he’s waiting to take you on a culinary trip around the globe, all from the comfort of your own home.

I was cooking while he cooked & others were just watching and taking notes so that they could cook later. I will definitely do another online class with Shane & would highly recommend others to join also.

Connie Corry Online class attendee

It was so beneficial and easy to follow. Thank you for keeping the price low as other online courses are expensive.

Paula Brennan Online class attendee

The class was fun and I really enjoyed it. I'm not a great baker but Shane made me feel like I was!

Louise Maguire Online class attendee