Aisling Larkin is co-founder at Foodoppi, tv chef, busy mum of 3, food media broadcaster, feeding and mindful eating coach.
Aisling appears each week on Virgin Media One’s Six O Clock Show teaching the nation her creative and functional & umami filled family friendly recipes.
With a masters in food product development Aisling knows how to design recipes that are realistic for busy parents, nourishing for the family, accepted and even loved by children.
On completing her training in feeding therapy Aisling now uses this knowledge and expertise to create everyday strategies and tips to make mealtimes happier.
Aisling graduated with a Bachelors of Education degree from Trinity College Dublin and this background in education has led her to have a deep interest in global educational models and to this end in 2018 Aisling commuted over and back to Finland to participate in an educational programme within the University of Helsinki. Finland are world leaders in education and food education so where better to go and learn from. While here, Aisling met with Minsters of Food Education, government agencies and Dean of Education at the university of Helsinki to really deep dive into their cultural and social norms around food and education.
Aisling continually promotes philosophies of conscious and creative learning along with encouraging a growth mindset for all. As part of Aisling’s role at Foodoppi she designs and develops online food & mindful eating education teacher training for the Department of Education’s summer courses programmes.
Aisling is a member of the Teaching Council of Ireland and Eurotoques and has worked with many international brands on various food campaigns for television, digital and print media.
Having founded and ran her cookery school at the Cliff at Lyons (formerly the Village at Lyons) , spoken and demonstrated at a most of Ireland’s top festivals and undergone training in molecular gastronomy in the UK Aisling has a passion for flavour and believes in a multi-sensory approach to food.
Her career began studying Culinary Arts at the renowned DIT Cathal Brugha Street, she has trained in Molecular Gastronomy cookery then later received a distinction in Diet, Health and Nutrition at DIT Kevin Street in Dublin. Furthering her interest in the science of food and how we eat, Louise wrote and preformed her first stage show “Eat your Science“ to rave reviews. Working with international food brands, Louise consults on various campaigns for television, digital and print media.
Following her passion and personal battle with her young son Alex’s food aversions and problem eating, Louise travelled to American and trained as a children’s feeding therapist focusing on the science and phycology of “how to encourage children to eat”.
Part of Louise’s mission at Foodoppi is to make food education a global reality and to help parents change children’s food eating habits for a lifetime.