Neven Maguire of Macnean House was guest chef in 2012 and makes a welcome return for the 2013 Féile na Mara. Neven has authored several books on cooking and appeared widely on Irish TV including his own RTE series, 'Home Chef'.
The 2010 guest chef was author, TV presenter and chef Jenny Bristow. Jenny held the title of 'Ireland's Food Ambassador' at the time of her visit to Féile Bia na Mara, where she provided cookery demonstrations and was guest of honour at the Gala Seafood Buffet.
Chef and author Clodagh McKenna was guest chef at the 2009 Féile Bia na Mara, where she presented cookery demonstrations, held a book signing, helped with judging of events and was guest of honour at the Gala Seafood Buffet.