Evan Doyle opened his first restaurant in Clifden, Co. Galway in 1985, before heading down to Kerry to open the original Strawberry Tree Restaurant in Killarney in 1988.
In September 1992 the Strawberry Tree became the first restaurant in Ireland to publicly announce its commitment to sourcing only free range, organic and wild foods for its menu.
In 1999, together with his two brothers, Evan opened The BrookLodge Hotel in Macreddin Village, Co. Wicklow and it is here that The Strawberry Tree, under the guidance of Evan, has continued to develop as one of Ireland’s showcases for artisan and locally produced organic foods. In 2004 The Strawberry Tree became the first and only certified organic restaurant in Ireland
Evan is a member of Eurotoques and has hosted the National Food Forum for the last five years. He has been strongly connected with The Slow Food Movement in Ireland and is a founding member of The South Dublin/Wicklow Convivium. Evan is Chairperson of The Taste Council of Ireland and is a Director of The Organic Trust.