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Local chefs ‘hatch’ local charity initiative

Laura McKee, Food NI, Ruth McClurg University Commercial Road Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland UK and Lucy Cairns, Food NI pictured with the winner, Michael McCavana Chef at Deanes Love Fish and runner up James Devine Chef at Deanes Eipic of the Omelette challenge.

Eight chefs from famous restaurants across Belfast came together to add some spice and a pinch of salt to Enterprise Week 2016 for the Bank of Ireland UK’s ultimate Omelette challenge with all funds raised going to towards the Welcome Organisation, Belfast.

The well-known local chefs each cooked an omelette using their creative flare and personal choice of ingredients while under the watchful eye of the award winning Michelin star chef, Michael Deane, owner of Deane’s Restaurant, the popular James McGinn, Europe Hotel General Manager and Ruth McClurg, University Road Commercial Branch Manager, Bank of Ireland UK.

Time was of the essence as each chef cooked against the clock and had three minutes to perfect their masterpiece before being judged on cooking technique, taste and presentation.

The winners of the Bank of Ireland UK’s Omelette challenge were named as Michael McCavana from Deane’s Love Fish restaurant who came in first place with his winning mix of ingredients and exceptional presentation, and James Devine from Deane’s Eipic who came in second place having served up a sizzling hot dish that wowed the judges.

The charity challenge was part of Bank of Ireland UK’s 13th Enterprise Week 2016.  The cheering crowd’s funds raised were matched by Bank of Ireland UK for the Welcome Organisation, a charity supporting the homeless in Belfast.

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