New partnership with TU Dublin for Bread Judging

Blas na hEireann are delighted to be working with the experts at TU Dublin for the judging of the bread categories in this year’s competition.

Robert Humphries and Ann Marie Dunne who have been part of the judging panel for a number of years will lead the panel this year in a new venue in Tallaght.

Dr Frank Cullen, Head of School said, “As Head of School, I am delighted that Blas na hEireann have invited the School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology, TU Dublin to participate and support The Irish Food Awards. This connectivity brings together the biggest competition for quality Irish produce on the island of Ireland with the largest culinary school in Ireland making a perfect strategic fit. Over 2500 products were entered into the 2018 competition to win Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards in over 100 food and drink categories and we look forward to our involvement for many years to come”.

Artie Clifford, Chairperson of Blas na hEireann is looking forward to this new partnership, “We are delighted to be working with TU Dublin for the judging of our bread categories. We have been honoured to work with the experts from the faculty over the years and know their level of expertise and professionalism”


The important details for entrants;

The venue:
In the coming years the bread judging will take place in the new, state of the art TU Dublin Grangegorman campus in their Blenders NPD Kitchen. This exciting move to the TU Dublin site will take place in 2020

This year ahead of the move from TU Dublin campus at Cathal Brugha Street the 2019 judging will take place at Blenders Kitchens on site in Tallaght

The date:
The bread categories (categories 20 – 25) will be judged on the Monday 17h of June