A NEW compeition called The Apprentice Chef challenge is calling on secondary schools to register for a cooking challenge that will see them compete against other schools in Kerry to win €1,000 for their school, among other prizes.
Screening will take place and students that are selected to take part will have to create a recipe and prepare a main course using only ingredients from the 'Good Mood Food List'.
Mentor Chefs, Mark Doe, of Just Cooking Cooker School and Simon Regan, of Chapter 40 Restaurant will offer mentoring and advice to students. Judging will be held in January in IT Tralee and one winner from each school will then proceed to the finale of The Apprentice Chef in March 2013.
The overall winner will receive €1,000 for their school sponsored by Lee Strand; plus a three day internship with Chef Simon Regan at Chapter 40 Restaurant in Killarney; three cookery workshops with Chef Mark Doe at Just Cooking, Firies; three Innerjoy Wellbeing Coaching sessions with Susan Fitzgerald, an Apprentice Chef uniform and kitchen utensils.
Mentor, Mark Doe, feels that this is a positive opportunity for schools. "With the importance of healthy eating and you are what you eat, we believe that the Apprentice Chef will bring an enhanced awareness of this to the Secondary Schools," he said.
All interested schools are required to register before 5pm on Friday. For further details on The Apprentice Chef contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.theapprenticechef.ie.