Entries are flying in for the fourth World Irish Stew Championship which takes place in St Angela’s College in Sligo, Ireland on 1st and 2nd May 2013.
The 1st of May will see professional and student chefs from kitchens and colleges all over the world demonstrate their skills to create the ultimate Irish Stew! The judging panel, a team of chefs and competition judges selected by head judge Gabriel Mc Sharry, will decide who will earn the title in two categories – professional and student chef.
Photo Courtesy of World Irish Stew Championship
Entries can be made online on the World Irish Stew Championship website, where there are also application forms for other culinary competitions including the Sligo Signature Dish, and a Mystery Basket competition.
Not only professional chefs can enter their stew, but home cooks can enter the competition by taking a photo of their stew and uploading it along with the recipe on the World Irish Stew Championship website. The best will be selected and brought to beautiful County Sligo to compete in the final on 2nd May and they will also be treated to a Sligo Gourmet Adventure!
The World Irish Stew Championship has been running since 2010 as part of So Sligo Food Festival and this year thanks to the Gathering IBB Fund and assistance given by the Gathering initiative, it has become what is hoped to be an annual global event in County Sligo.
The organizers would love to see some international entries, so why not get cooking here in the US, and share some of your recipes handed down through the generations. Who knows, you might win a trip to Ireland!
Wishing all entrants every success in this great competition. Happy stewing!
Slán agus beannacht leat!
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom