Matthew Logan, a 22-year-old chef de partie of the prestigious restaurant Chapter One, has been awarded the coveted 2014 Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year title.
As a prize, he will embark on an all-expenses-paid stage, at the world-renowned The Square London, where he will work under the direction of two-star Michelin chef Philip Howard – this year’s special guest judge.
Logan stated "I am absolutely delighted with the result. The competition has been a huge challenge and has really tested my abilities in lots of ways. It’s been a very intense few weeks, but there is a lot of intensity to being a chef and that is what we thrive on. It has been a great buzz working with the other lads and a huge honour to cook for the judges. The whole experience has been great, tough work, but great. I am looking forward to representing Euro-toques and Fáilte Ireland over the next year and going to work with Phil Howard at the Square – and thrilled to have the opportunity."
This is the final year of a three-year partnership between Euro-toques and Fáilte Ireland on the Young Chef of the Year competition. The national tourism development agency supported the competition as part of their strategy to both develop and promote culinary talent in Ireland. This partnership has allowed the competition to reach new heights and new audiences ensuring it will provide an excellent opportunity for a future sponsor who shares these goals.