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This Major Foodie Event Will See Cork's Best Chefs Collab To Prepare Your Meal

By Éadaoin Fitzmaurice

June 25, 2019 at 12:51pm


Whip out your diary, you'll want to take note of this one...

This July, chefs from some of Cork’s top hotels and restaurants are joining forces with leading chefs in Ireland and the UK for Chef Collab.

Chad Byrne, Head Chef in the Brehon, founded Chef Collab with the aim of combating the chef shortage in Ireland and hoping to encourage young people into the industry. Since it was set up last year, Chef Collab has had various sold-out events in Killarney, Cork and Dublin.

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Well to say we are delighted to have JP on board is an understatement probably the busiest man in hospitality is taking time out to mentor Jacinta for a few days serious credit and respect also taking her on unexpected forage on the day she arrives going above and beyond seems to be JPs way ❤️ JP McMahon restaurants have made a Galway a culinary icon , which comprises of Michelin-starred Aniar Restaurant, award-winning Spanish restaurant Cava Bodega, and Tartare Café & Wine Bar (Bib Gourmand). He also runs the Aniar Boutique Cookery School. JP is committed to the educational and ethical aspects of food, to buying and supporting the best of local and free-range produce, and engaging directly with farmers and producers. Founder and plays host to one of the biggest and most talked about international food events in Europe, Food on the Edge. The highly successful inaugural event took place in Galway in October 2015 followed by equally acclaimed 2016, 2017, 2018; plans for FOTE2019 are underway. And if that's not enough the most eagerly awaited book is coming from the big man, Irish Food Cookbook in 2020 . A food writer and has a weekly column in the Irish Times on Saturday, so to say he's making time for the #chefcollab is absolutely class #cheflife #chefcollab #discoveringchefs #chefshelpingchefs #cookingfortherightreasons

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Chef Collab sees apprentice chefs partner with mentor chefs to learn the tricks of the trade and create a special dish. Each pair then cooks and serves their creation at the Chef Collab event.

The Cork event will be held on Monday, July 15 at Olivo Restaurant at the Cork Airport Hotel.

Three chefs from Trigon Hotels in Cork will be involved along with one from the Celtic Ross Hotel and one from Jacobs on the Mall.

The five celebrity chefs involved include Michelin Chef, Marguerite Keogh from Five Fields Restaurant UK, JP McMahon from Galway, Pam Kelly from the Farmgate Restaurant in Cork, James Coffey from the Park Hotel Kenmare, Alberto Rossi from The Intercontential, James Sheridan from the Canteen Celbridge.

Founder of Chef Collab, Chad Byrne said:

“Chef Collab is all about highlighting the talented future chefs with the best chefs in the world today, through immersive learning, encouragement and of course fun thrown in … It is about breaking down barriers and getting back to basics. We work with companies who have an ethos that is aligned with what we do at Chef Collab, promoting positive work environments and willingness to help others.

"Every Collab has been a sell-out, I think it is down to the positivity and good vibes which surround our events. We cook for the right reasons and it shows. We do it for the pure love of the craft.”

Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite.

This event will have up to 120 guests on the night dining to an amazing unique culinary experience.

Sounds class!


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