Westmeath man reaches national final of Search for Ireland's Best Home Cook

Westmeath man reaches national final of Search for Ireland's Best Home Cook

The search for Ireland’s best home cook has seen hundreds of entries from budding chefs across Ireland over the past month and Killucan resident Fergal Kent has made it to the national final, taking place at Cooks Academy in Dublin this weekend.

The Le Crunch judges have been inundated with suggestions of recipes for any number of dishes that use apples as one of its main ingredients, with a trip to Paris worth €3000 for the overall winner. 

So far the judges, including one of Ireland’s best young chefs, Adrian Martin, have been genuinely amazed at the variety and imagination shown by entrants.

Secret recipes, family classics and modern twists on traditional dishes have all been sent in as Le Crunch seeks to find Ireland’s most imaginative and creative new chefs.

Speaking about the competition to date, Chef Adrian Martin, said: “We’ve been very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the entries and we’re looking forward to meeting the finalists for our final cook-off.

“I can’t wait to try some of the dishes. The imagination and creativity that has been shown so far in the competition has been amazing.”

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