Opel is supporting the 8-strong, talented culinary team and their mentors, who will represent Ireland at the prestigious Villeroy and Boch Culinary World Cup Final 2022 from 26th to 30th November in Luxembourg.
Team Ireland, their mentors, management from Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board’s College of Further Education and Training, Hospitality Campus and representatives from Opel Ireland, sponsors.
Opel Ireland presented the group with the use of an Opel Movano van to transport essential ingredients and equipment to and from the competition.
The renowned World Cup, which takes place every four years, will see 55 different nations from five continents taking part of the highest level.
This year’s chosen chefs hail from all over Ireland: Chef Eli Van Phuocle from One Pico, Dublin; Chef Aaron Ruth of Rustic Stone by Dillion McGrath, Dublin; Chef James McGrath, Adare Manor, Limerick; Luke Ryan, Technological University of The Shannon, Athlone Campus; Chef Megan Watkins and Chef Nayare Costa, both from Limerick and Clare ETB’s College of FET, Hospitality Campus, Limerick; Chef Elliot Griffin, The Strand Hotel, Limerick: and Chef Liam Martin, Technological University of the Shannon, Athlone Campus.
The theme chosen for this year’s Team Ireland competition entry is the ‘Wild Atlantic Way’, boasting fresh ingredients from various locations along the famous route. Team Ireland will be charged with producing a 3-course meal for 70 people in the International Restaurant for judging, in addition to a ‘Table of Fire’ buffet, where 12 international judges score the competitors.