Domini trained as a chef at Leith’s in London, before co-writing New Irish Cooking and working in the Michelin-starred Peacock Alley, Dublin.
In 1999 the Kemp sisters opened the first hugely popular itsa on Abbey Street, which has since been re-located to Arnotts. There are now six branches of the itsa stores and two itsa cafés: itsa @ IMMA, a modern canteen style café in the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and itsa café in Sandymount.
The sisters have expanded into other areas, including outdoor catering and event management (Feast catering) and they run ‘Table’ restaurant in Brown Thomas, Cork and The Restaurant, in Brown Thomas, Dublin. They have recently opened the Dubh Linn tea rooms in Dublin Castle.
Domini is food-writer for the Irish Times Saturday Magazine and in 2010 Itsa Cookbook was published, followed by Domini at Home in 2012.
The sisters won the Image ‘Businesswoman of the Year’ award in November 2009 and were nominated as one of the finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2011.
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