The search for Young Heroes of Irish Cooking through the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year competition was launched today. The organisers are calling out to all young chefs in Ireland, aged 18-26, to enter the competition. Winning it could change their culinary careers!
Young Chefs from any type of catering establishment can enter the competition online HERE. Closing date for online entries is September 26th.
In association with Failte Ireland, the competition aims to search for Ireland’s Young Food Heroes that display talent, enthusiasm and passion for Irish food. This is the 22nd year of the competition which presents unique opportunities to ambitious Young Chefs to increase their knowledge, enhance their skills and further their career. It also gives them the chance to cook with and for top chefs and gain international experience.
Speaking at the launch Gearoid Lynch, President Euro-toques Ireland, said, “Our vision for this competition is to evoke the feeling of pride and thoughts of excellence when people think about Irish cooking and food. Irish culinary skills are developing at a fast rate and for this reason chefs need to be nurtured from a young age. Young Chef of the Year aims to do just that while promoting and supporting local produce at the same time.”
At each stage of the competition, candidates will be whittled down and the next task revealed. Then Five Finalists will be announced in early November and showcased at an exciting Pop-Up event in Dublin’s City Centre. The final of the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year will take place on November 25th and the winner will be revealed at an exclusive mystery event. You can win tickets to both these events by logging onto www.youngchef.ie.
|Irish Chef Trevor Moran who is Sous Chef at the Noma Restaurant|
|Kamil Dubanik who won the competition in 2011|