Barbara Russell completed her training in the Cordon Blue Cookery School London in 1981 before going into private catering on a game estate in Cambridgeshire.

She was head-hunted back to Tipperary to become a private cook to the Magnier family, their friends and clients at Coolmore Stud. Barbara Russell Catering uses local ingredients where possible – taking and telling the Tipperary food story all over Ireland. All food is cooked to order and managed to make you feel like you are a guest at your own party.