Oliver Dunne made a guest chef appearance to the Junior Cycle Home Economics students. Oliver wowed students with his enthusiasm and passion for cooking. He served up Thai Prawn Noodle soup which was a delight for all senses. The aromatic aromas from the blended lemongrass, ginger and other herbs and spices filled the air which left the students eager to taste. They were not left disappointed. This dish provided transferable skills that will enable students to make other Thai dishes from the basic Thai paste recipe and method.
Oliver also prepared and cooked a lasagne but took a twist on an the traditional lasagne by using sausage meat as the main ingredient. Both dishes went down a treat by all, with both students and teacher’s fighting to get a second bite.
Oliver appealed and captivated all students with his clear explanations and energy. He described how he got involved in the culinary industry which was of great interest and motivation to the students. He also gave cleaver tips and tricks.
Oliver left students with a key piece of advice which can be applied not only in the kitchen but in everyday life. This was always to ask questions. He added that chefs that come into his kitchen and ask questions progress further and faster.