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Student Chef: Starting My Journey

Studying to be a Chef I’ve just started my first year at TUD, studying Culinary Arts in the City Centre Campus. I’m 17 years old, and I’ve just finished secondary school. I want to become a pastry chef. Why Cheffing? I have always been interested in food, so deciding...

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From College to Industry – The Journey of a New Chef

I graduated from DIT with a BA in Culinary Arts last year, so I have been working as a chef full time for just over 1 year. While I did a lot of my learning in the kitchens of DIT, I feel that some of my greatest developments as a chef have been in the many kitchens I have had the privilege to...

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Kitchen Culture | Meet the Chef - Lee McDonagh

MEET THE CHEFS & TEAMS OF IRELAND’S PROFESSIONAL KITCHENS, WITH CHEF NETWORK The Chef Network community brings together all chefs across Ireland. In a new regular column featured in the Hotel & Restaurant Times we will meet some of those members and hear from them what inspires...

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Starting as a Culinary Arts student in Ireland.

I’ve searched high and low for information, articles, stories from people who’ve gone to college in Ireland and studied Culinary Arts, there is not much at all to be found! Whether or not it’s the fact there are not many success stories, or people just don’t want to share them, I really don’t...

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Who Trained Who? - Discovering Culinary Connections

Finding a mentor to guide a novice chef through the demands of the culinary industry is crucial to the success of aspiring chef. The graphic below, produced by Resdiary , shows just how interconnected that network of mentors and proteges can become. Consider the impact of the Roux...

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An Irish Chef in Paris - Why every chef should work in a French kitchen

An Irish chef in Paris. Evan O'Ceallaigh; "most chefs don't have a good understanding of classic cooking" I was asked to write a piece for Chef Network Ireland about my experiences of moving to France. Well, I’m not going to talk about the restaurant that I’m working in or nothing...