BRONZE FOR BALLINODE IN CHEF OF THE YEAR CONTEST

8 May 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Ballinode chef Ollie Keenan, who works one of Sodexo’s corporate services businesses in the North East, scooped bronze in the 2020 Sodexo UK and Ireland Chef of the Year competition in early March. It was his first time to compete in the live cook-off, which took place at the Hotel, Restaurant and Catering (HRC) event in ExCel London. Ollie, representing Ireland and Northern Ireland, impressed the judges with his take on a menu using ‘Future 50’ ingredients. 75% of the global food supply comes from only 12 plant and five animal species. ‘Future 50’ are plant-based foods identified by Sodexo’s partners, WWF and Knorr, that need to be incorporated more into daily food consumption to boost the nutritional value of meals while reducing the environmental impact of our…

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