TU Dublin Culinary Arts student, Tarran O’Reilly was awarded the Gold medal and Rising Star Award for his outstanding work and a bronze medal for his national dish at the 6th
World Young Chef Olympiad held in India.
Pictured from left are George Smith (Lecturer Culinary Arts TU Dublin), Dr Frank Cullen (Head of School, Culinary Arts & Food Technology, TU Dublin) and Tarran O’Reilly (BA Culinary Arts Student TU Dublin, Gold & Bronze Medalist) &
Student chefs from over 55 countries competed in this international competition which was run over a five day period taking place in four of India’s major cities, including New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Kolkata.
Tarran says that ‘it’s a great honour to be awarded these medals at this level, adding that culinary arts has already opened up a world of opportunities for him which he had never previously imagined’. Tarran’s mentor George Smith (Lecturer Culinary Arts, TU Dublin) stated that ‘this is a very exciting and rewarding time to be a young chef adding that the goal in TU Dublin is to raise the profile of the culinary arts through our new state of the art Central Quad facilities on the Grangegorman City Campus, and to try to encourage more young people to consider it as a career option’ George finally added that ‘an event like the World Young Chef Olympiad is a major opportunity to get recognition of your talent as a chef. “