Taste the Atlantic Young Chef Ambassador programme announced

Applications are open for the Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Taste the Atlantic Young Chef Ambassador Programme announced today (Thursday, 27th May) in partnership with Chef Network. The three-month programme is being supported by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and seeks to drive awareness of the provenance of Irish seafood among young and aspiring chefs.

Máirtín Walsh, BIM spoke about the seafood trail and how it is helping to build awareness of sustainably produced seafood.

A newfound appreciation for provenance is growing. People want to know where their seafood comes from, how it is produced and who is producing it. The Taste the Atlantic seafood trail was developed in partnership with Fáilte Ireland on this premise and this new programme aims to inform and educate the new generation of chefs about Irish seafood at the outset of their careers.”

Four places will be made available on the three-month programme that includes mentoring from some of Ireland’s leading seafood producers located along the Wild Atlantic Way and from Master fishmonger, Hal Dawson and chef JP McMahon.

Chris McMenamin, Head Chef at Harvey’s Point in Donegal and member of the Chef Network Advisory Council said:

“Chef Network is committed to developing the next generation of culinary talent in Ireland, and to working with everyone who contributes to bringing great food to the table in Ireland. There is no better way to inspire young chefs than connecting them with our wonderful food producers. We have a wealth of incredible seafood along our Wild Atlantic Way, and we have a wealth of energy and creativity amongst our young chefs just waiting to be explored. The Taste the Atlantic Young Chef programme is an exciting opportunity to bring all of that together and create something really special.”

The deadline for nominations is Friday, the 11th of June, 2021.

For more information, please go to: https://www.chefnetwork.ie/events/tta-young-chef