Tim Anderson

TIM Anderson, the winner of BBC MasterChef 2011 has been confirmed as guest of honour at the 2012 Celtic Cook Off to be held at the West Cork Hotel, Skibbereen in September.

The Celtic Cook Off continues to build on the success of the inaugural event last year by attracting top chefs to take part in what is becoming one of the culinary events of the year.

The 2011 cook off was held as part of the Taste of West Cork Festival to create a fun and informative cooking show, showcasing the best of West Cork produce.

During two days Tim Anderson he will meet local artisan food producers and have a chance to both sample and cook with their produce.

He will also meet the competing chefs from the Celtic regions, including Sean Hill for Wales and Jack Stein for Cornwall, before acting as one of the six judges for the Celtic Cook Off itself along with Roy Brett from Scotland and Martin Shanahan from Ireland.

Originally from the USA, Tim is the youngest Masterchef champion ever winning the 2011 series at the age of 26.