The Apprentice chef was founded in 2008 by Mark Doe of the Just Cooking Cookery School in Kerry and Mark Murphy, a Senior Lecturer of Culinary Arts at the IT Tralee.

The main goal of the programme is to teach second level students the importance of cooking and eating fresh food, using locally-sourced products and to promote the food industry as a chosen career path should any of the students find they have a special affinity for the catering and food business.

Just last week the Apprentice Chef final took place in the IT Tralee. What a great occasion for all involved and Taste Kerry are proud to support such a fantastic and educational initiative. Below is just a snippet of all the excitement that was had on the day.