A call for Limerick’s young food hero

first_imgNew click’n’collect online service will bring relief to food producers No vaccines in Limerick yet Email Bord Bia unveils support measures for food, drink and horticulture businesses affected by COVID-19 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print WhatsApp Previous articleLifebuoy vandal told to deal with his demonsNext articleJurors have responsibility in administration of justice Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Leading chefs Ciaran Elliott, Wade Murphy, Kevin Thornton, Acting General Secretary of Euro-Toques Manuela Spinelli, Paul Kelly and Ross Lewis.Leading chefs Ciaran Elliott, Wade Murphy, Kevin Thornton, Acting General Secretary of Euro-Toques Manuela Spinelli, Paul Kelly and Ross Lewis.Andrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE culinary conversation got colourful as some of Ireland’s leading chefs Ross Lewis, Kevin Thornton, Paul Kelly and Wade Murphy joined forces to launch the search for Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2013. The theme of this year’s prestigious competition is “Food Memories: Your Interpretation?”.Now in its 23rd year, the competition is calling out to all young chefs in Limerick, of any background, aged between 18-26 to enter the competition at www.youngchef.ie.Closing date for the online entries is September 23rd.Euro-Toques are looking for three simple winning ingredients when it comes to selecting successful candidates for Young Chef of the Year – talent, enthusiasm and a passion for Irish food and heritage. Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2013 in association with Fáilte Ireland is looking to identify young talents who have the potential to represent and define the Irish culinary scene, drawing from our land, traditions and culinary heritage.The theme for the 2013 competition is ‘Food Memories: Your Interpretation?’ and it will be carried right through to the final event; where the young chefs will use the past as an inspiration for the future, in order to create contemporary dishes that reflect re-imaginings of flavours, ingredients and presentation.The culinary competition will conclude on November 24th when the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2013 will be announced at an exclusive event in Dublin by a prestigious judging panel, which will include prominent Irish chefs and guest judges.Speaking at the launch Wade Murphy, President Euro-Toques Ireland and Chef/Proprietor 1826 Adare said,” This is definitely one of our Euro-Toques’ most important campaigns. The Young Chef of the Year competition gives us the chance to meet with thefuture of Irish cooking. We aim to seek out young chefs that look and thinkbeyond the kitchen and take pride in working with locally sourced ingredients. What’s important to us as an organisation is that the chefs should stand by Euro-Toques core principles of local and seasonal sourcing, protecting our traditions and culinary heritage.”Helen McDaid, Fáilte Ireland’s Food Manager, commented, “Fáilte Ireland is delighted to work with Euro-Toques Ireland and their Young Chef of the Year Competition. Ireland is currently undergoing aculinary revolution and we need to ensure our young culinary talents and food tourism reputation become as recognised and valued as our produce. It is also crucial that we harness the potential of those young chefs who are championing true food tourism values such as local and seasonal sourcing, culinary heritage, and the best use of food to really create an authentic Irish experience.”Also joining the conversation at the launch today was Ciaran Elliott, Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year 2012 who commented,” Last year’s competition was the highlight of my career so far. I got to meet so many influential mentors during each stage and it was the perfect opportunity for me to develop my skills further while promoting Irish cooking with Failte Ireland and Euro-Toques.”For more information on the competition and online entry form log onto www.youngchef.iecenter_img Pigtown Culture & Food Series is back Twitter Facebook Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April LifestyleNewsA call for Limerick’s young food heroBy Staff Reporter – September 24, 2013 1453 Linkedin TAGSchefsEuro-Toquesfeaturedfood Advertisementlast_img read more

HMS Sutherland Deploys for Sea Trials

first_img Royal Navy’s Type 23 frigate HMS Sutherland left Babcock’s Devonport Royal Dockyard for sea trials yesterday, 24 March.The vessel has increased structural sustainability and fighting capability, as part of a significant upgrade and substantial maintenance programme by Babcock, including extensive improvements.HMS Sutherland’s refit, undertaken under the Surface Ship Support Alliance (an alliance between Ministry of Defence, Babcock and BAE Systems) Class Output Management (COM) arrangements, has seen industry take the lead on the content and optimisation of the package to provide the necessary through-life availability and capability.Having now left Devonport to undergo several weeks sea trials as the next phase in the upkeep period, HMS Sutherland is scheduled to return the fleet in late spring, marking completion of the upkeep.Upgrade detailsHMS Sutherland has undergone a full structural repair and strengthening programme following a structural survey of the ship and an unprecedented dry blast ‘back to bare’ programme for the superstructure and upper deck. This has included new sections and steel upgrades to the hull and superstructure which has significantly de-risked the platform for future operation.Upgrades to the ship have included installation of the DNA(2) Command System (central to the ship’s capability against air, surface and underwater threats), and the Artisan (Advanced Radar Target Indication Situational Awareness and Navigation) 3D Radar Type 997 (improving the ship’s air-defence, anti-ship and air traffic management capabilities), as well as the chloropac system (improving performance in the ship’s sea water cooling systems by preventing or reducing marine growth) including modification to the underwater inlets and outlets to reduce corrosion, an upgrade to the high pressure air system pipework (providing safe, reliable and flexible isolation when required), and a galley equipment upgrade, among others.The deep maintenance programme has also included removal of rudders and stabilisers along with a programme of maintenance on the propeller shafts and associated bearings, overhaul of the helicopter handling system (PRISM), a complete overhaul or renewal of all underwater and shipside valves and numerous pumps and motors from various ship systems, replacement of laundry equipment and of the sonar bow dome, and overhaul of refrigeration and fresh water systems. A programme of maintenance and minor upgrades on weapons systems including the 4.5 inch gun has also been included, as well as full renewal of the ship’s paint coatings from the water line up following the extensive blast programme.[mappress mapid=”15497″]Image: Royal Navy HMS Sutherland Deploys for Sea Trials Authorities View post tag: Babcock Back to overview,Home naval-today HMS Sutherland Deploys for Sea Trials View post tag: HMS Sutherland View post tag: Royal Navycenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: Sea Trials View post tag: europe March 25, 2015 Share this articlelast_img read more

Cottagers coy over Al Fayed reports

first_img The 84-year-old has transformed Fulham from a third-tier outfit to an established Barclays Premier League side since taking over in 1997, but reports suggest the former Harrods owner is now willing to sell the club. Fulham and a representative of Al Fayed opted not to comment when contacted by Press Association Sport, with suggestions that Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan is the interested party. Fulham and Mohamed Al Fayed have declined to comment on speculation the Egyptian is preparing to sell the club after 16 years. The Cottagers reached the Europa League final three years ago and last season finished 12th in the league under the guidance of Martin Jol. Off the field, training facilities have improved markedly and Craven Cottage has been revamped, with planning permission in place to redevelop the Riverside Stand and increase the stadium’s capacity to 30,000. The club is also effectively debt-free after Al Fayed converted previous loans into equity earlier this year. Reported potential buyer Khan has close sporting ties to London, with his NFL franchise playing one regular season game a season at Wembley for the next four years. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more