TWO transition year students at Skibbereen Community School had the ingredients for success in a prestigious cooking competition.
Áine Geoghegan and Grace Hendy came second and third in the prestigious Apprentice Chef TY programme, which requires participants to devise dishes using local ingredients to create ‘Good Mood Food.’
Run by a professional team of chefs and nutritionists, they described the girls’ dishes as good enough to be in a five-star restaurant.
The girls came out tops from 57 entrants after hard work by themselves and encouragement and tutoring by the school’s Home Economics department. It was significant that this was the first time since the competition began that two students from the same school were winners.
They were each presented with a certificate, a hand-carved chopping board and a professional set of knives. They will also travel to Dublin and attend a day’s training course on food photography, and have their dishes published in ‘Easy Food’ magazine.