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Shamzuri (Sham) Hanifa is originally from Malaysia but has been living in Ireland for15 years.  He opened the award winning The Cottage Restaurant in Jamestown in 2008 where he and his team build a popular reputation and critical acclaim for producing contemporary Irish cuisine with an Asian fusion twist.

Personable and engaging, Sham is a very popular demonstration chef, much called upon for food festivals and events. Such is the reaction to using his own sauces in the demos he is about to launch his new range of convenient and totally delicious sauces and condiments called Chef Sham’s Sauce which add a wonderful flavour to any dish.



Developed and handmade in the award winning The Cottage Restaurant, Chef Sham’s Sauces include a versatile One for All Sauce which is a flavoursome base to any Asian recipe, a Chilli Ketchup with a fiery kick that adds layers of flavour, a Sweet Chilli Sauce great with chicken or as a dipping sauce, a Balsamic Jelly which is an excellent accompaniment to a cheese board, a smoky Hoi Sin Sauce great with pulled pork, a Tomato Chilli Chutney that’s great with bread, a Fresh Sundried Tomato Paste that is the most delicious dip and a Fresh Basil Pesto that enhances dishes ranging from pastas to pizza!


It is no wonder the sauces are so full of flavour, they are made by hand in small batches using only the freshest ingredients  – some of which  are grown by Sham in his own Cottage Polytunnel! Here’s a peak behind the production scenes!

Praise for Chef Sham
Praise for Chef Sham

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