Kids are taking over the kitchens of Kinsale’s best restaurants
Do you have a miniature Gordon Ramsay in the making?
If your kids love nothing better than cooking up a storm in the kitchen, there’s a unique opportunity for children and young adults to get a true taste of life behind the scenes in the Gourmet Capital.
The Kinsale Kids Kitchen Takeover is a new festival hosted by the Kinsale Good Food Circle. From November 11th-15th, 2019, youngsters will be invited to join a team led by a food industry pro, gather ingredients and work with chefs and their team to create their own menu.
Here’s how it works…
Guest chefs and food producers will lend their time and support to the event through a series of morning workshops, guest lectures and afternoon immersion sessions at Kinsale Community College as well as in various restaurants and hotels across the seaside town.
Kinsale’s newest Michelin star chef Paul MacDonald and Chapter One’s Michelin star chef Ross Lewis, from Bishopstown, will join seafood chef and TV cook Martin Shanahan, Kinsale chef Pearse O Sullivan and nutritionist Shonagh Harper to lead tutorials during the week.
According to organisers, the aim of the festival is to “inspire the next generation of foodies to not only make the right sustainable food choices but also gain an understanding of our food culture and spark a passion for food and creativity, having seen some of the iconic masters of the industry at work.”
Proceeds from the Kinsale Kids Kitchen Takeover, organised as part of Taste the Island, will go to Kinsale Youth Support Services. To find out how you can get involved via your school, visit the festival Facebook page here.