Alanna Adds to Medal Haul

TU Dublin Culinary Arts student Alanna Moffitt was awarded the Gold Medal for her Banqueting dish, a Silver Medal in the Plate Trophy, and the Trophy for the best young Rising Star Award at the 10th World Young Chef Olympiad held in India.

She is pictured with her mentor, George Smith, lecturer in Culinary Arts at TU Dublin.

Student chefs from 60 countries competed in this international competition which was run over a five-day period, taking place in five of India’s major cities, including New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune Goa and Kolkata. 

Alanna said it was “a massive honour to be awarded trophies and medals at such a high level”, adding that culinary arts has opened a world of opportunities for her which she had never previously imagined.

Dr Denise O’Leary (Head of School, Culinary Arts & Food Technology, TU Dublin) said: “We are very proud of Alanna’s achievements. I look forward to following her career, especially as it is such an exciting time to become a chef.”

Alanna's mentor George Smith (Lecturer Culinary Arts, TU Dublin) finally added that “an event like the World Young Chef Olympiad is a major opportunity to get recognition of your talent as a chef.”