Chef Aine through to All-Ireland final

A talented young chef from Loreto College has won through to the All Ireland Final of the 2013 RIBI Young Chef of the Year competition, organised by Rotary UK and Ireland.

Aine McNamee, who is in Year 11 at Loreto College, cooked a menu inspired by her Mum’s favourite meal, for a panel of judges at the regional final of the event, held in Grosvenor Grammar School, Belfast, on Saturday 2nd February.

Aine’s appetising menu and her precise attention to detail impressed the judging panel, and she was named winner of the event.

Mrs Sinead McNicholl, Head of Home Economics at Loreto College, paid tribute to chef Paul Catterson, who had worked with Aine on developing her menu to a professional standard, as well as advising her on the execution and presentation of her chosen dishes.

Mrs McNicholl also paid tribute to Aine for her hard work and dedication in preparing for the event, and her calmness under pressure on the day.

Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, congratulated Aine and Mrs McNicholl on this outstanding achievement and wished them well for the final round of the competition.