THE BIM Innovation Centre in Clonakilty, The Southern Star newspaper and Clonakilty Agricultural Show have joined forces to bring about the All Ireland Wild Atlantic Way Secondary School Cook-Off, which this year takes place at Clonakilty Agricultural Show at the Showgrounds on Sunday June 12th.
The competition – now in its third year – is open to all secondary schools in the area.
It is a team competition whereby two members prepare an alfesco meal for two and the main ingredient must be sustainable fish sourced from the Atlantic. It is recommended that many of the other ingredients for the competition are also sourced locally, and the cost of the meal should not exceed €20.
The top four teams will be selected to cook their meal on Clonakilty Show Day with the wining team receiving €200 and the Clonakilty Agricultural Show Trophy. The runner-up will receive €150 and the Clonakilty Agricultural Trophy, while all competing teams at the final will receive €100.
The winning school will also receive a class invitation to the BIM Centre in Clonakilty in September, which is a significant part of the competition.
Once more this year, the Clonakilty Show will comprise a wide variety of events for all the family. Along with the many new competitions, there will be all the old favourites, including Gerard’s Mobile Farm where children and adults can get up close to many of the farm and domestic animals and birds. See rabbits, goats, lambs, fowl and many more farm and domestic animals up close and personal.
Another of the main attractions at the show is the poultry pavilion, where there will be many birds on display – from the laying hen and chickens to the ducks and ganders.
You can expect to see an many as 120 different birds, all different colours and feathers.
The Show is currently taking booking for trade stands, ad the contact person is Donal McCarthy at 087 6409326 or email [email protected]