TU Dublin Culinary Arts student, Alanna Moffitt, achieved remarkable success at the recent 10th World Young Chef Olympiad (YCO) held in India. Moffitt clinched the Gold Medal for her Banqueting dish, secured a Silver Medal in the Plate Trophy category, and earned the coveted Trophy for the best young Rising Star Award.
The competition, hosting student chefs from 60 countries, unfolded over a 5-day period across five of India’s prominent cities: New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Goa, and Kolkata. Reflecting on her accomplishments, Alanna expressed her profound gratitude, stating, “it’s a Massive honour to be awarded trophies and medals at such a high level.” She also remarked on how the field of culinary arts has unveiled a plethora of unforeseen opportunities for her.
Dr. Denise O’Leary, Head of School, Culinary Arts & Food Technology at TU Dublin, extended her congratulations to Alanna, emphasizing, “We are very proud of Alanna’s achievements. I look forward to following her career, especially as it is such an exciting time to become a chef.” Alanna’s mentor, George Smith, a Lecturer in Culinary Arts at TU Dublin, emphasized the significance of events like the World Young Chef Olympiad, highlighting that they provide a significant platform for budding chefs to gain recognition for their talents.
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