EUROPEAN YOUNG CHEF AWARD 2018
As part of the county’s designation as a European Region of Gastronomy (ERoG), Galway recently hosted the final of the European Young Chef Award 2018. The Awards, which took place at GMIT on November 25 & 26, were part of a year-long programme of events (including the prestigious Food on the Edge) in Galway. The Awards let young chefs from Europe learn about the gastronomic heritage of different regions, and allows them to showcase traditional dishes from their own region. This year’s winner was Andreas Bjerring from Denmark, with an innovative take on a traditional Danish recipe, larded apples.
Ireland’s representative, Galway chef Andrew Ishmael, served beetroot-cured mackerel with horseradish panna cotta, pickled shallot and fennel. For more information about European Region of Gastronomy, Galway, see galwaygastronomy.ie
President of the International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism, Dr Diane Dodd; Jacinta Dalton, Head of Department, Culinary Arts & Service Industries; winner of European Young Chef of the Year 2018, Andreas Bjerrring; and restaurateur, JP McMahon