TU Dublin Student Wins Three Awards At 6th World Young Chef Olympiad

By Dave Simpson
TU Dublin Student Wins Three Awards At 6th World Young Chef Olympiad

TU Dublin Culinary Arts student Tarran O'Reilly was awarded a gold medal, the Rising Star Award and a bronze medal for his work at the 6th World Young Chef Olympiad, which took place from January 28 until February 2 in India.

Student chefs from more than 55 countries competed in the competition, which unfolded over the course of five days in New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Kolkata.

"A Great Honour"

O'Reilly stated, "It's a great honour to be awarded these medals at this level. Culinary Arts has already opened up a world of opportunities for me which I had never previously imagined."

"A Very Exciting And Rewarding Time To Be A Young Chef"

Meanwhile, O'Reilly's mentor, TU Dublin Culinary Arts lecturer George Smith, commented, "This is a very exciting and rewarding time to be a young chef. The goal in TU Dublin is to raise the profile of the culinary arts through our new state of the art central quad facilities on the Grangegorman city campus, and to try to encourage more young people to consider the culinary arts as a career option.

"An event like the World Young Chef Olympiad is a major opportunity to get recognition of your talent as a chef."

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