Jenny to Judge Junior Chef Challenge at DKiT This Month
Students from throughout the region are lining up to take part in the annual Junior Chef Challenge. Preparations are currently underway in all local secondary schools for this much anticipated event which will take place on Thursday 17th January in DKiT.
The competition which is being sponsored by Tony Kieran Butchers and judged by celebrity TV Chef Jenny Bristow, is in its second year. Last years Junior Chef Challenge was won by Ultan Larney & Glenn McCourt who represented St. Mary’s College, Dundalk. As overall winners they lifted the Tony Kieran Junior Chef Perpetual Cup and won €1,000 for their school in prize money. In all sixteen Junior Chefs representing eight local schools took part in the competition.
Seamus Spaight , of Tony Kieran Butchers said: “We were very happy with last years event which took place in the DKiT and we are looking forward to another great day up there. The finalists and teachers from all the individual schools in the area deserve great credit and recognition for making the Junior Chef Challenge one of the highlights of the school’s calendar year. It is something that we at Tony Kieran Butchers take great pride in being a part of.”
The whole thinking behind the Junior Chef Challenge is to encourage young people to cook and eat healthy for their family and friends at home, with an awareness of budget constraints. The theme the students have been given this year is to cook a “Local Produce Family Celebration Meal” and Jenny Bristow will be awarding the Junior Chefs marks for originality, presentation, use of local seasonal produce and their interpretation of the brief.
Check out this story in the press:
Dundalk Leader See Issue 19-12-12 on Page 12