The five young chefs selected as this year’s Taste the Atlantic Young Chef Ambassadors have been announced.
Now in its third year, the programme is led Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s Seafood Development Agency, in collaboration with Fáilte Ireland, and is coordinated by Chef Network. The aim of the Ambassadorship is to select some of our finest young chef talent and take them through a four-month programme, introducing them to the finest seafood produce and producers along the Wild Atlantic Way.
The immersive programme will allow each of the chefs to acquaint themselves with the art of seafood production, including seafood smoking techniques with Clarkes Salmon Smokery in Mayo and a site visit to Wild Atlantic Oysters’ farm in Sligo.
They will learn about lobster conservation initiatives and see them in action on the pier in Raghly Harbour, Sligo. Additionally, they will have culinary mentoring sessions with Ciaran Sweeney, Head Chef at the Olde Glen Bar in Carrigart, Co. Donegal and take part in a fish filleting workshop with Master Fishmonger, Hal Dawson.
This year’s Ambassadors are: