An ‘All Spanish’ Apprentice Chef Team to represent Kinsale Community School

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Kinsale Good Food Circle was delighted to be called on to judge the most recent competition The Apprentice Chef qualifier in the Culinary Department at Kinsale Community School.  Liam Edwards, Chairperson, and Naomi Cullen from  the Blue Haven both attended, and were faced with a big challenge to pick the winners, such was the calibre of the competition! It was a Spanish day with the two qualifiers both from that country, and both with desserts. Trerasa Beltran Tejedor cooked a traditional Irish apple tart with homemade vanilla custard sauce ,while Paula Vallejo cooked a raspberry panacotta...

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KINSALE GOURMET FESTIVAL – A FEAST OF FINE FOOD CELEBRATED IN STYLE

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in News | 0 comments

KINSALE GOURMET FESTIVAL – A FEAST OF FINE FOOD CELEBRATED IN STYLE The 39th Kinsale Gourmet Festival on 9-11 October 2015, hosted by Kinsale’s eleven Good Food Circle restaurants, saw fine food celebrated in appropriate style, with a bevy of visiting gourmets from home and abroad relishing the festive atmosphere. The historic town was packed, with the event fully sold out. Be warned: a waiting list is already building for next year’s festival, which will mark the fortieth anniversary of this ever-popular weekend. Chowder Cook-off The event got off to a great start on Friday...

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CORK’S HOTTEST CHEFS COMPETE IN CHOWDER COOK-OFF

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in News | 0 comments

KINSALE GOURMET FESTIVAL PRESENTS: CORK’S HOTTEST CHEFS COMPETE IN CHOWDER COOK-OFF Get ready for a feast of seafood chowder at the ‘Cork Heat’ of the All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off.  This hugely popular competition, sponsored by Clóna, is the opening event of the Kinsale Gourmet Festival, and is hosted by the Kinsale Good Food Circle, at Acton’s Hotel at 3pm on Friday 9 October. Tickets cost only €5 per person (free admission on presentation of a lunch receipt on the day from a Good Food Circle restaurant), and all tickets will be entered into a draw for a €100 Good Food...

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Taste of West Cork Cookery Competition

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Congratulations to Kinsale Community School’s 5th year students, Jessica Sheehan and Michaela O’Driscoll, and their Home Economics teacher Ms Orla Prendergast, who carried off two prizes in the Cookery Competition at A Taste of West Cork Food Festival.  The competition, sponsored by Glenilen Farm, Drimoleague, aims to give Home Economic students the opportunity to showcase their culinary skills using West Cork produce within a limited budget.  It took place at Mercy Heights Secondary School in Skibbereen on Wednesday 9th September, and the girls faced stiff competition from ten...

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A WEEKEND OF FINE FOOD AND WINE IN A FUN ATMOSPHERE IN KINSALE

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in News | 0 comments

KINSALE GOURMET FESTIVAL PRESENTS: A WEEKEND OF FINE FOOD AND WINE IN A FUN ATMOSPHERE The 39th Kinsale Gourmet Festival takes place from 9-11 October 2015, promising a weekend of fine food and wine in a fun atmosphere.  The Festival is hosted by Kinsale’s eleven Good Food Circle restaurants, which go to great lengths to display the talent of their chefs, and their beautifully presented food. The emphasis is on locally-sourced ingredients from sea and land, accompanied by carefully selected wines. The United States Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley, will be a guest in Kinsale for...

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Cork Chowder Cook-Off Competitors

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in News | 0 comments

                    The Cork Heat of the All Ireland Chowder Cook-Off gets its first competitors this week with excellent entries from all around the County The event takes place on October 9th at 3pm in Actons Hotel with tickets just €5 per person (free admission to weekend ticket holders or on presentation of a lunch receipt on the day from a Good Food Circle member restaurant). You will be entered into a draw for a €100 Good Food Circle Voucher on the day. Competitors confirmed so far; Cornstore Restaurant, Cork City.  Budds of Ballydehob...

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