Apprentice Chef Wins All Ireland Local Food Hero Award

At the Irish Restaurant Awards / Local Food Hero ceremony in Dublin last nigh were: John Murray, judge (left) with: Apprentice Chef founders, Mark Doe and Mark Murphy (right) with Susie Cox, nutritional therapist and Louise Brosnan, mentor, celebrating their All Ireland Local Food Hero award.

The Apprentice Chef Programme has been awarded the All Ireland Local Food Hero title at the Irish Restaurant Awards.

Known in the industry as the Food Oscars, Mark Doe from Just Cooking Cookery School in Firies and IT Tralee Culinary Arts lecturer, Mark Murphy, who founded the programme together, attended a gala ball in Dublin last night, Monday, May 14th. 2018.

Joined by 1000 Guests

They were joined by over 1000 guests and were overjoyed to receive the accolade.

The duo started the initiative in 2012 in order to encourage young people to consider a career in the culinary industry and promote healthy eating.

Supreme Apprentice Chef

On Thursday last, May 10th the 2017/2018 final was held in IT Tralee and students traveled from as far as Dublin to compete but it was Killarney student Natalia Leane who was named the Supreme Apprentice Chef.


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