An Irish student from TU Dublin picked up a gold and bronze medal at the recent 6th annual World Young Chef Olympiad, held in India.

TU Dublin Culinary Arts student Tarran O’Reilly was awarded the gold medal and Rising Star Award for his work, as well as a bronze medal for his national dish.

In total, student chefives from over 55 countries competed in this international competition which was run over a 5 day period taking place in four of India’s major cities of New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Kolkata.

Tarran said: “It’s a great honour to be awarded these medals at this level,” adding that culinary arts has already opened up a world of opportunities for him which he had never previously imagined.

Tarran’s mentor George Smith (Lecturer of Culinary Arts at TU Dublin) added: “his is a very exciting and rewarding time to be a young chef,” adding that the goal in TU Dublin is to raise the profile of the culinary arts through its new state of the art Central Quad facilities on the Grangegorman City Campus.

George added: “An event like the World Young Chef Olympiad is a major opportunity to get recognition of your talent as a chef.”

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