Chef Farid Derradji Named Aramark’s Chef of the Year Ireland
Dublin chef, Farid Derradji, has been named Aramark’s Chef of the Year Ireland at Catex 2017 in the RDS.
He will now go forward to represent Ireland in Aramark’s European Chef’s Cup which will take place in Croke Park on 2 March. Derradji will compete against fellow country winners from across Aramark’s European network as they are each tasked with creating a winning three-course menu from a list of specified ingredients.
Frank Gleeson, MD of Aramark Northern Europe said, “Congratulations to Farid on his well-deserved win. The level of commitment, skill, practice and nerve necessary to perform well at these competitions is incredible. The standard this year was truly state-of-the-art and every competitor should feel extremely proud of themselves. It really shows that we have so much talent in our business!”
Aramark culinary director, Derek Reilly, commented: “Competitions like this give our chefs an opportunity to demonstrate their passion for food. We are delighted with all the extremely high standard of all the dishes and Farid is the most deserving winner. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with at the Aramark European Chef’s Cup [on 2 March] in Croke Park and we all wish him the best of luck!”