Meet the chef

Kevin McKeown

Executive Chef – Vardis Venues


  • Kingsley’s Australian Steakhouse
  • Steersons Steakhouses
  • Georges Mediterranean Bar
  • Grill and Vessel Italian & Bar

Most interesting job before coming to Steersons?

When I was just 20 years of age I was given the opportunity to work in the Channel Islands in Jersey as a Sous Chef for the first time. I lived above the restaurant for four months and rarely had a day off. It was my first time working away from home and a great learning experience.

Favourite career highlight?

When I was an apprentice I was lucky enough to have cooked a dish for an AA inspector in my first restaurant in Belfast (The Metro, Crescent Townhouse). That night resulted in us being awarded with our first AA Rosette which was a very proud moment. More recently, the impromptu standing ovation that me and my team received upon our very last dinner at Steerson’s Bridge Street is something that will stay with me for a very long time.