Tannery chef Flynn to represent Ireland!

Paul Flynn to Represent Ireland in 2012 Celtic Cook Off in West Cork

Celtic Cook Off in West Cork continues to build on the success of the inaugural event in September 2011 by attracting top chefs from the Celtic regions to take part in what is becoming one of the landmark culinary events of the year.

The 2011 Celtic Cook Off was held as part of the
A Taste of West Cork Festival that proved very popular with the paying public, the local food producers, Fáilte Ireland, the media and all the Chefs involved. The basis of the Celtic Cook Off was to create a fun and informative Cooking Show that showcases the best of West Cork produce cooked simply with each Chef’s own interpretation and ideas.

The Tannery Restaurant in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, has long been regarded as one of Ireland's leading restaurants. Paul and Maire Flynn opened the Tannery in 1997 in a disused leather warehouse and since then Paul and his team have been cooking in his own eclectic style. Over the years, this has evolved into rustic and earthy cooking with a few whimsical twists. Paul's cooking is always seasonal and can be inspired by what’s growing in their garden, travel and even what he is reading.

The opening of The Tannery was followed in 2005 by the opening of the boutique style Tannery Townhouse. Over a decade later, the Tannery Cookery School is now open featuring a state of the art demonstration kitchen with further adjacent guest accommodation.

Paul Flynn is regarded as one of the foremost Irish chefs, cooking exciting and modern Irish food and so the Tannery Cookery School with reflect his cooking ethos with cookery courses for everyone from the amateur home cook to the more adventurous cook and even those who might want to cook for a living.

Paul has been awarded many accolades throughout his career which include the coveted title of Georgina Campbell,
Ireland Chef of the Year 2008, The Bridgestone Guide has awarded the Icon Award to The Tannery every year since 1997, Food & Wine Magazine for the Best Restaurant in Munster, Food and Wine Magazine Munster Chef of the Year, Hospitality Ireland Magazine, Best Restaurant in Ireland. Restaurant Association of Ireland Best Chef Munster, Restaurant Association of Ireland Best Restaurant Munster and most recently Restaurant Association Ireland Cookery School of the Year for 2010 and 2011.
Other chefs taking part in the Celtic Cook Off 2012and its related activities during the Taste of West Cork Food Festival include Shaun Hill (Wales), Jack Stein (Cornwall) and Tim Anderson, 2011 MasterChef winner.
Date of Celtic Cook Off: Wednesday 12 September 2012, 7.30 PM
Location/Venue: The West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland.
For more on Paul and The Tannery, please see: http://www.tannery.ie 

Press release from West Cork Food