Ciara and Emma for World Final

Chef Ciara Kenneally of the Oakroom Restaurant at Adare Manor and waiter Emma Jackson of Liath Restaurant, Dublin, will represent Ireland at the world final of an international competition in Monaco on 16 November.

They won the inaugural competition in Ireland of the World Young Chef Young Waiter (YCYW) 2022.
The Ireland winners will compete at the world final against the winners of national competitions in Canada, England, Wales, the Cayman Islands, USA, Singapore and Macao.

The Irish competition was held at the Oakroom Restaurant at Adare Manor, Co. Limerick; The Merrion Hotel, Dublin;  Aniar Restaurant, Galway; and The Winding Stair, Dublin.

Each chef and waiter team competed under the watchful eye of the venues’ Executive Chefs together with hospitality judges. 

Detailed examining of both disciplines covered wider industry knowledge, a range of practical tasks, theory and scenarios which were all marked across a matrix of key skills and attributes. The process resulted in a very close finish, indicating the very high standards of all the finalists.