- A native of Dublin, Ireland, Chef O'Neill is a Indiana transplant who called Greencastle,
Indiana, home from 1986-2000, while serving as Chef and Innkeeper at the Walden Inn and authoring his
cookbook, "Seasons at the Walden Inn."
- Chef O'Neill purchased the Runcible Spoon restaurant and cafe in December 2001, and has been the
Owner and Chef instructor at The Bloomington Cooking School since August 2001.
- Past vice president Cincinnati Chefs Association
- Past president Indiana Center for the Book
- Past president of Away Home emergency shelter in Greencastle
- Past president Putnam County Tourist Board
- Interviewed via satellite on Oprah Winfrey Show in connection with the housing of homeless
families at the Walden Inn
- Featured in Midwest Living as an innovative chef and Innkeeper - Inn and restaurant recommended
to readers as a "place to visit"
- Featured in food sections of Indianapolis star, Indianapolis News, Cincinnati Enquirer, and Terre
Haute Tribune with full color spreads of culinary creations and giant gingerbread houses.
- Cooking throughout his career includes serving visiting prime ministers from Canada, Israel, and
England; as well as hosting Barbara Bush and Gerald Ford
- Caters to famous writers, personalities, and stars like Paul Newman and Pavarotti.
- Likes to feed his pet fish (featured on the travel channel) when not catering to visiting parents,
- serving the eclectic clientele of the Runcible Spoon,
- or teaching at the cooking school.