There are less than three days to go until the closing date for the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year competition, the search is still on for young heroes of Irish cooking. Closing date for online applications for budding chefs is this Wednesday, 26th September at YoungChef.ie. Ross Lewis, Kevin Thornton, Mary Ryan, Gearoid Lynch and Eleanor Walsh along with many more are encouraging chefs between the ages of 18-26 years from any sector of the food industry to apply online to the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year Competition 2012 before Wednesday for the opportunity to kick start their culinary careers.
Mary Ryan, 26, winner of the 2010 Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year Competition, who now works in l’Ecrivain as a result urges those to apply for the competition that prides itself in accelerating the careers of young, passionate aspiring chefs. Applying for the competition is a great opportunity for chefs who want to stand out to those who matter and gain invaluable experience along the way.
In association with Failte Ireland, the competition aims to search for Ireland’s Young Food Heroes that can contribute to developing Irish cooking and promoting it at home and abroad. All stages of the competition promote Euro-toques principles of local and seasonal sourcing and aims to get Young Chefs thinking about “What Irish Cooking means today.”
Five finalists will be announced early November and showcased at an exciting pop up event in Dublin’s City Centre. The final of the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year will take place on November 25th and the winner will be revealed at an exclusive mystery event. Members of the public will have the chance to win tickets to both events by logging onto YoungChef.ie.
Judges for the final will include Dublin born Guest Chef Trevor Moran, Sous Chef at Restaurant Noma, Copenhagen that holds two Michelin stars and was voted best restaurant in the world by Restaurant magazine for 3 years running (2010, 2011, 2012). The Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year will win an all -expenses paid stage in a top international restaurant, amongst other exciting opportunities.
For more information and to apply visit Youngchef.ie