|I was delighted to be asked to be one of the judges at this years Knorr Student Chef of the Year Competition. |
The competition saw 14 of Ireland’s most talented student chefs from catering colleges all across the country go head-to-head in a cooking contest, before Jack O'Keeffe, from Cork I.T. was crowned this year’s
winner. He served a starter of sea food salad, followed by a main
course of slow cooked cannon of lamb breast, sweet breads with
aubergine caviar, spinach velouté and carrot glaze. Along with his trophy, Jack won a once-in-a-lifetime culinary adventure to Girona in Spain where he will take part in an exclusive Catalan cooking master class and dine at the Michelin-starred El Cellar De Can Roca restaurant.
Overall, I was hugely impressed with their creativity and culinary flair and have no dount that the future of Ireland's restaurants are in safe hands!