Katie O-Reilly

Brief Bio/Introduction/About you:

What’s your current profession? Host and creator of Katie O’s Food Carnival television show, celebrity chef, culinary artist, co president/owner Kenmare Catering and Germania Place

Do you have a website?

What are your top 3 achievements?

Maintaining a healthy and happy fifteen plus year marriage and mother of four children
Co president and Culinary Artist of Kenmare catering
Creator and host of Katie O’s Food Carnival weekly TV show

What’s you educational background:

Attended st. Ignatius College Prep
Ithaca College BA IN Philosophy and Religion
Studied in food language and culture, Barcelona Spain

What are your favorite platforms or which charitable organizations you admire most?

I have a bleeding heart for charities so it’s difficult to identify them individually. I’m so committed and actively involved with education support for those who can not afford tuition, it’s life changing. Active Spiritual groups giving back to the community. Recovery support. Protection for children and animals. You name it, I’m probably involved.

What’s your dream job?

I’m doing it!!

Who is your favorite role model?

My dad passed away 17 years ago, he was an outstanding human on all levels. I still look to his spirit for guidance

Ten years from now where do you see yourself?

I can’t even imagine, but I know I like it! Life keeps getting better

How do you maintain work and life balance?

I wake up early to stretch, meditate then I run four or five miles. I don’t depend much on electronics, I prefer the phone. I’m creating constantly for my show and catering clients, so I’m available for my children because I can work from home. I also love cooking for my kids, so I try to do that every night so we can talk while they eat. Date nights with my husband and partner are a MUST! No talk of work or kids. Just us. It reminds us why we got together.

Fun stuff:

Favorite Book (s): Sidartha by Herman Hesse. Because I feel that I was born innocent and enlightened, then picked up some vices and unhealthy behaviors, then have given all that up to commit to peace and kind living.

Favorite Musician (s): Sting.. Without exception

Favorite Movie (s): A Razors Edge, the remake with BillMurray

Favorite Actor (s): Meryl Streep love her!

Favorite Sport (s): Running

Favorite Athlete (s): Michael Jordan

Favorite TV Show (s): House of cards, trans parent, bloodline, Iron Chef and Top Chef

Favorite Place (s): Kenmare Ireland. We own a house there and spend a month without just our family in the mountains. No internet, no phone , no tv.
It’s incredible for all of us!

Favorite Website (s): Mine

Favorite Restaurant (s): Fresh, delicious sushi

Do you have any pets?
Yes a west highland white terrier named “Holly”. She’s got a lot of personality and her palette is more discerning than most people I know!

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