Chefs get ready for London showdown

Published 22/04/2014 | 05:40

Alan Fitzmaurice, head chef, Glasshouse Hotel Sligo; Joe Clinton, head chef, Smugglers Creek Hotel Rossnowlagh; team captian John Kelly, Riverbank, Dromahair; Martin Kelly, head chef, Imperial Hotel Galway; Dee Clinton, Smugglers Creek Rossnowlagh and Gabriel McSharry, senior lecturer of Culinary Arts Killybegs School of Tourism LYIT, team manager.

A TEAM of culinary experts are preparing for a major competition in London at the end of April.

There are chefs from counties Sligo, Donegal, Leitrim and Galway that comprise the North West culinary team.

Among them is Alan Fitzmaurice, head chef in the Glasshouse Hotel.

The top chefs have already impressed earlier this year in another contest at the RDS, taking home four golds, four silvers and six bronze medals.

They will be competing as an independent culinary team at the London competition, known as the Hotelympia International Food Championships.

More than 8,000 chefs will be competing in the event, which runs from April 28th until May 1st in the Excel Arena.

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