Winner of the Young Chef of the Year 2014 went to Matthew Logan from Chapter One restaurant.
This year’s Euro-Toques Young Chef final took place last night in an unusual venue, the Marketplace on Capel Street. Five finalists battled to win the prize of the chance to work at the world-renowned The Square Restaurant in London and be taught by two star Michelin chef Philip Howard, who made an appearance last night as this year’s judge.
The other finalists were: Luke Ahearne of Campagne, Co. Kilkenny, John Fitzmaurice of the Mustard Seed, Co. Limerick, Chris Fullam currently 3rd year Culinary Arts student at DIT, Cathal Brugha Street and Ian McHale also in Chapter One restaurant.
Something which came across all throughout the night was the genuine great sportsmanship and friendship the guys had for each other. The talent was at such a high standard, it made you think, we really are excelling at food in this country.