Irish Times food writer Domini Kemp 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, Domini and her sister, Peaches, opened the first hugely popular itsa on Abbey Street which has since been re-located to Arnotts. 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 also recently opened The Tea Rooms in Dublin Castle. 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.