James Rehill (Jimmy) was just 25 years old when he passed away from SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). Although his life was unexpectedly cut short, Jimmy managed to fit so much into it. This included a very promising culinary career.

Jimmy started out in his culinary career under Brian McDermott, (now known as the ‘no salt chef’) training at the catering college in Killybegs and then moving to Scotland to work in 2 Michelin starred restaurant, Andrew Fairlie in Gleneagles for almost five years. He then returned to work in Ireland in the Michelin starred House Restaurant at the Cliffhouse Hotel. James Rehill was passionate about food and cooking and never failed to let it be known. His passion shone through in his work!

An evening of cooking demonstrations and stories celebrating the life and career of this much loved local chef will take place in the Redcastle Hotel on Thursday October 17th. Food lovers and cooking enthusiasts will learn tips and tricks from cooking demonstrations on the night by ‘The No Salt Chef’ Brian McDermott’.

It’s a very fitting tribute having Brian McDermott on the night as he was Jimmy’s first mentor whilst setting out on his culinary career. The evening will not only be a culinary masterpiece but it will most importantly remember the life and work of James (Jimmy) Rehill. Everyone who knew and loved him can make more memories in remembering the very loved young chef Jimmy!

Tickets for the event are on sale in Muff at Thomas McColgan Butchers, Lynch’s Butchers , Spar, Harkin’s and The Squealing Pig. In Carndonagh at Claire the Bakers. In Ballyliffin at Nancy’s Barn Coffee Shop and in Moville from the Brian McDermott Cookery School. You can find out more about the event on Facebook at James Rehill Memorial, on twitter @JamesRehillMemorial or email at jamesrehillmemorial@gmail.com

For more information on SUDEP go to http://www.epilepsy.ie/