TU Dublin Student Chef Wins Multiple Awards for Ireland

Friday, February 10, 2023. 12:38pm

‘Student Chef Wins Multiple Awards for Ireland at 9th World Young Chef Olympiad 2023’

TU Dublin Culinary Arts student, Matthew Looram was awarded the Plate Trophy (for his dish ‘King Prawn ‘Ratatouille’ , Riz Aromata, Prawn Bisque’ which consisted of King Prawns cooked in an alternative Ratatouille , braised aromatic rice and rich prawn bisque to finish), Matthew also won the Rising Star Award at the recent 9th World Young Chef Olympiad (YCO) held in India. In total, student chefs from 56 countries competed in this international prestigious competition which was run over a 5 day period taking place in five of India’s major cities, including New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune Goa and Kolkata.  Matthew stated that “it’s a great honour to be awarded trophies and medals at this level”, adding that culinary arts has opened a world of opportunities for him which he had never previously imagined. Dr Denise O’Leary (Head of School Culinary Arts & Food Technology, TU Dublin) congratulated Matthew stating that “We are very proud of Matthews achievements. I look forward to following his career, especially as it is such an exciting time to become a chef.” Matthew’s mentor George Smith (Lecturer Culinary Arts, TU Dublin) finally added that “an event like the World Young Chef Olympiad is a major opportunity to get recognition of your talent as a chef. “

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