Say cheese to Ireland’s leading wedding cake designer from Kilkenny

from Lisdowney has enjoyed a colourful career in the catering and events space. Prior to her business The Wild Grazer most of her professional experience was in , where she lived for most of her twenties.

She developed her creative flair and love of bringing people together through experiences while working for the elite caterers of the Midwest, Jewell Events Catering in . While at Jewell, Sarah catered events for clients like Hilary Clinton, Warren Buffet and .

She then moved to where she held the position of Senior Wedding and Events Consultant at The Gladstone, one of Toronto’s most celebrated boutique hotels. There she specialised in weddings, selling, planning and executing over a hundred weddings.

Sarah was drawn back to Kilkenny during Covid, she coupled her international experience with best of local produce to start The Wild Grazer. Born out of a desire to create special moments at home during lockdown, The Wild Grazer began offering home grazing platters and then expanded its offering to include wedding and event catering as the industry opened up. 

Sarah has searched extensively to find the best local suppliers and partners including bakery partner, Kilkenny-Polish bakery, Aran and wine partner, The Wine Centre Kilkenny.

She was voted recently as Ireland’s leading cheese wheel wedding cake specialist after winning cake designer of the year at the highly coveted weddingsonline awards 2023.

, won Cake Designer of the Year at recent awards 

Here is a glimpse into Sarah’s world…

Congratulations on your recent accolade as Ireland’s . What does it take to become the country’s , especially when your creations don’t involve an actual cake?

Thank you so much, I still can’t really believe it myself, I only started making wedding ‘cakes’ less than a year ago, I’m blown away by people’s reaction to them.



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