The Home Economics Department in Colaiste Na Toirbhirte, a girls’ secondary school in Bandon, is hosting a day-long food forum and farmers market on Monday, 9th March. This innovative, one-day event aims to enhance learning in the classroom and show students how the knowledge and skills they acquire at school can connect and transfer to careers in the thriving Irish food sector.
MACROOM & District Gun Club is holding a Wild Game Night on Saturday 28th February at Mary Anne’s Bar, Masseytown from 9:30pm onwards. Wild game consisting of duck, pheasant, woodcock, rabbit, venison, pigeon and much more will be prepared and cooked on site by Brian Granville, Head Chef at Granville’s Bar and Grill, Macroom.
BORD Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), hosted a Seafood Cookery workshop recently aimed at seafood retailers in the agency’s Seafood Development Centre (SDC) in Clonakilty.
Fresh from West Cork resumes from this Friday with a lovely new stall at the wonderful Bradley’s Artisan Food Shop & Off Licence, North Main Street, Cork. They will be selling more than 80 delicious food products from more than 40 West Cork food producers. Last year Fresh from West Cork spent more than 10 months with a stall at the English Market, Cork, and sold €100,000 of West Cork
THE Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery has announced the appointment of new head chef Alex Petit, who has joined the kitchen team headed by executive head chef Graeme Campbell. Alex was born in Brittany and spent his early years training in many fine dining restaurants, such as the Grand Hotel in Dinard and Le Mutin Gourmand before moving to Ireland 10-years-ago.
THERE really was such a thing as a free lunch in Clonakilty at the weekend when locals were treated to a tasty Mauritian curry followed by dessert of bread and butter pudding, all cooked up using “rescued” ingredients from local supermarkets.
IMAGES of West Cork and Kinsale were beamed into the homes of more than 1.1 million Italians this recently, when an episode of MasterChef Italia – filmed here last summer – aired on Italian TV channel, Sky Uno.
PEOPLE in Clonakilty are invited to a “free lunch” with a difference after church services this Sunday, February 1st at 12.30pm in O’Donovan’s Hotel, when top chefs from two of the towns famous restaurants will cook up meals made entirely from “rescued” ingredients donated by two local supermarkets.
IN preparation for Clonakilty’s first ever “Food Rescue” event on 1st February next, the local Tidy Towns Committee supported by Clon GIY, Sustainable Clonakilty and Branch Out invite all to a public talk this Thursday evening (8th January), on eliminating food waste at 8pm in O’ Donovan’s Hotel.
A NEW brewing enterprise involving a trio of childhood friends is set to quench the country’s growing thirst for craft beers. Established by a trio with business, bar and food culture backgrounds and brewed in a Baltimore basement, the West Cork Brewing Company has perfected two brand new beers. The new brews, one pale and dark, were revealed at the company’s launch on Saturday night. The titles, Sherkin Lass and