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Gold and Silver Medals for Ireland at 5th World Young Chef Olympiad

TU Dublin Culinary Arts student, Ryan Malone was awarded the Gold medal for Young Chef Ambassador and a Silver medal in the Cook Off category at the recent 5th World Young Chef Olympiad held in India. In total, student chefs from over 55 countries competed in this international prestigious competition which was run over a 5 day period taking place in four of India’s major cities, including New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Kolkata. Ryan states that ‘it’s a great honour to be awarded these medals at this level, adding that culinary arts has already opened up a world of opportunities for him which he had never previously imagined’.

Ryan’s mentor George Smith (Lecturer Culinary Arts, TU Dublin) stated that ‘this is a very exciting and rewarding time to be a young chef adding that the goal in TU Dublin is to raise the profile of the culinary arts, and to try to encourage more young people to consider it as a career option’ George finally added that ‘an event like the World Young Chef Olympiad is a major opportunity to get recognition of your talent as a chef. “

(L-R: Ryan Malone (BA Culinary Arts Student TU Dublin, Gold & Silver Medalist) & George Smith (Lecturer Culinary Arts TU Dublin) and Ryan Malone (BA Culinary Arts Student TU Dublin, Gold & Silver Medalist).

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