Euro-Toques on the hunt for a winner

Manuella Spinelli launches competition to find Ireland’s best young chef


“Food memories: Your Interpretation” is the theme for this year’s Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year competition, entries for which are now being accepted at This is the 23rd running of this competition which is open to chefs between the ages of 18 and 26, and entries must be in by September 23rd. Manuela Spinelli, who most people will recognise as the interpreter for Irish soccer team coach Giovanni Trapattoni, is acting General Secretary for Euro-Toques in Ireland and she launched this year’s competition today, with help from chefs (left to right) Ciaran Elliott, Wade Murphy, Kevin Thornton, Paul Kelly and Ross Lewis.