An international competition for young chefs will take place at GMIT on Monday.

The Galway International Hotel School at GMIT will host the 2018 European Region of Gastronomy Young Chef competition.

Galway chef Andrew Ishmael will compete against young chefs from Italy, Spain, Denmark,Finland, Holland, Romania, Slovenia, Greece and Portugal.

Andrew will be hoping to retain the title won last year by GMIT's Aisling Rock, who travelled to Barcelona to represent Galway in the competition.

The competition is now in its 3rd year and aims to promote innovation on traditional cuisine, highlight sustainable food cultures and create future chef ambassadors for region as well as for local food products.

A number of food workshops and masterclasses will also be taking place on the Galway campus on Monday.


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