Speedy chefs get set for pentathlon cook-off
TOP chefs are just some of the ingredients in the mix at this year's Dingle Food Festival.
The first day of the festival will see students from professional culinary schools throughout the country test both their athletic and cookery skills to the limit in a pentathlon.
The students will have to race through the Kerry town, on foot and by bike, picking up a "blind" basket of ingredients en route. They will then have to create a two-course lunch which will be judged by blindfolded chefs.
This is the eighth year of the festival which takes place from October 3-5. The Taste Trail, an annual favourite, will take in 80 eateries around the town. Derry Clarke, who has created the ultimate Dingle Pie, will be raising funds for charity on the trail.
Free cookery demonstrations will be offered by local and national chefs, such as Martin Bealin of Dingle's Global Village, which won Best Emerging Irish Cuisine at the RAI awards, and Nevin Maguire.