Nine Irish culinary students will be taking part in this year's Knorr Professional Student Chef of the Year Competition at TU Dublin - Tallaght on Tuesday March 10.
Now in its 23rd year, the competition's theme this year is "2020: The Future of Foods". The nine participating students are required to create two dishes that are inspired by sustainability and driving positive environmental change.
The students who are taking part in this year's competition are Stephen Halford of TU Dublin - Tallaght, Marshall Condren of Waterford Institute of Technology, Maria Dunne of Athlone Institute of Technology, Cathal McDermott of North West Regional College, Ciara Kenneally of Limerick Institute of Technology, Caroline Hayes of Cork Institute of Technology, Van Phuocleof Dundalk Institute of Technology, Conor Addis of South Eastern Regional College and Clodagh Fox of TU Dublin, City Campus.
"A Great Honour"
Executive chef Ireland at Unilever Food Solutions Audrey Crone stated, "It's a great honour to represent your college in a competition at this level and it's truly inspiring to see students eager and excited for the cook-off.
"Competitions like Knorr Professional Student of the Year are really important for students' progression and exposure for their future careers. It allows them to meet and engage with their peers from different institutions across Ireland on the same level as them. It gives an opportunity to showcase their talents and creativity in a pretty high-pressure environment. We're really looking forward to what is shaping up to be a fantastic day with the best of Ireland's next generation chefs."
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