Our students weren’t the only ones to grow over the Summer! 2nd year Eoin Sweeney proudly displays the carrots he grew in the school garden – under the shade of the giant Sunflower which he also grew!
Well done to the LCA Hotel, Catering and Tourism students who have been working on their pancake making skills at home. We hope Pancake Tuesday went well
1st year student Eoin Sweeney who received “Chef of the Week” for his excellence displayed in Home Economics class.
1st years & TY students were busy this week making Chocolate Biscuit Cake Christmas Puddings – a delicious edible festive gift!
Congratulations to one of last years Leaving Certs Shannon Curtin Fantastic achievement.
IT Tralee Culinary Students Get Gold at CATEX
Mar 5, 2019
IT Tralee Culinary Students Get Gold at CATEX
The Catex exhibition took place in Dublin from the 26th-28th February, it is Ireland’s Largest Hospitality and Culinary Event. The Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Department were represented in the Chef Ireland competitions, which are organised by the Panel of Chefs of Ireland and endorsed by the World Association of Chefs Societies. The Catex exhibition provides an opportunity for Ireland’s most talented student chefs and hospitality students from colleges all across the country to go head-to-head in tightly fought contest across a broad variety of competitions. Now in its 53rd year, Catex remains the biggest competition of its kind in Ireland and is an excellent opportunity for chefs and Hospitality students of the future to showcase their talent in front of some of Ireland’s leading food and hospitality professionals.
ITT had a team of two students competing in the Chicken for Sauté Larder Skills and Cookery Relay Competition, Junior Class and they were not left lacking when the prizes were being presented they received gold medals. The students Kerrie Daley (Ballyheuige, County Kerry) and Shannon Curtin (Milford, Charleville, County Cork) are currently studying on year 1 of their Culinary Arts programme at the institute. Their dish was Sauté Chicken Chasseur – Glazed Carrot and Courgettes and Parisienne Potatoes. The college mentors for all this competition were Chef Lecturer Mark McLarnon and Chef Mark Murphy.
These students are to be commended for their achievements and the entire Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Department “Would like to congratulate and acknowledge how proud they are of the students and their great achievement at the national competitions such achievements will greatly enhance their future career prospects. Special mention to Chef Mark McLarnon for his dedication and commitment in preparing the students for the competition and all those who helped make this a reality for the students. It is indeed a great achievement on the National stage”.
First years and their bags that they made using all their sewing skills- for the Beads of Courage initiative run by the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin. The bags will be sent to the Rotunda and will be given to the parents of sick babies.
Hazelwood 1st year Home Economics students who designed and made textile craft gifts for Christmas.
Hazelwood Home Economics. Ms O’Flaherty’s “Blue” 1st year class, proudly show off their completed appliqué draught excluders which they made in textile class this year. Well done lads.
Second Year Home Economics students have been busy this week making Easter Bunny Cakes in preparation for Easter. Well done to Fionn Mc Carthy and Zara O Connell who won first prize for their entries and Ali Croke on being awarded the runner up prize.
Hazelwood College Home Economics second year students (from left to right) Kirsty Shiels, Sarah Farrisey and Victoria Shanahan pictured at preparation for Cook Off for the Apprentice Chef Cookery Competition under the mentorship of Mark Doe of Just Cooking cookery school in Firies, Co. Kerry. This high standard cookery competition is based in I.T. Tralee and supports Good Mood Food and Healthy Eating using locally sourced ingredients.
Picture b: Sarah Farrisey, second year Hazelwood College Home Economics student, pictured participating in the Apprentice Chef Cookery Competition in IT Tralee as part of Good Mood Food and Healthy Eating using locally sourced products.
Picture c: Victoria Shanahan, second year Hazelwood College Home Economics student pictured at the Apprentice Chef Cookery Competition under the supervision of chef Mark Doe.
Picture d: Kirsty Shiels, Home Economics students from Hazelwood College student, pictured as she participated in the Apprentice Chef Cookery Competition