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Wednesday 21 August 2019

Three young Irish chefs beat competition from over 90 countries to make semi finals

Killian Crowley.
Killian Crowley.
Romuald Bukaty
Michael Tweedie.
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

Three young Irish chefs have beaten chefs from over 90 countries to qualify for the semi finals of an international culinary competition.

Killian Crowley from Michelin-starred Aniar, Michael Tweedie from Adare Manor, and Romuald Bukaty from The Clayton, Dublin Airport have all qualified for the semi finals of the San Pellegrino Young Chef 2018.

Killian Crowley is Chef de Partie at Galway’s Aniar Restaurant and will compete with his Turbot, kohlrabi, sea purslane dish at the finals this month.

Limerick based chef Michael Tweedie, head chef at The Oakroom Restaurant at Adare Manor, will present his Duncannon Lobster, ravioli of scallop, lobster and basil, lightly spiced lobster bisque at the event in London.

While Chef de Partie at The Clayton, Dublin Airport Romuald Bukaty will submit his ‘Hey John Dory’ dish for the competition.

The three young chefs have been selected from thousands of applications submitted from over 90 different countries.

These semi-final will take place in Aveqia, London on Monday 20th of November.

Michelin-starred chef Mickael Viljanen from The Greenhouse, Dublin, will judge the semi final along with chefs Angela Hartnett, Alyn Williams and Phil Howard. The finals will take place in June 2018.

Each finalist will be assigned a “Mentor Chef” (a member of their regional jury), who will provide them guidance on how to improve their signature dishes and support them in their preparation for the international finals.

Irishman Mark Moriarty was the inaugural winner in 2015.

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