Show takes place on June 23rd & 24th!

All Ireland Home Cook Championships 2018 Qualifier

   02 May 2018

Hosted by Chef Adrian, Sponsored by NordMende, FloGas and the Irish Shows Association. €4,000 to be won!

All Ireland Home Cookery Champion a great opportunity for all budding chefs to enter contest. €4, 000 in prize money .. take your opportunity, and go for it!

This year's competition is to celebrate the best of Irish Ingredients, giving them the recognition they deserve. Are you interested? 

The Irish Shows Association presents


Creativity with Irish Ingredients

€4,000 in prizes


Rules & Conditions:

  • 18 or over as of 1st May 2018.
  • Resident in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland  
  • You cannot have worked full-time as a chef in a restaurant.  
  • You can hold a professional cooking certificate or qualification however you cannot have in the past or present have worked, or work as a professional cook or chef in the industry.
  • All contestants must be amateur cooks. If you have previous professional kitchen experience that the organisers deem (in their entire discretion) could create an unfair advantage you may not be eligible.  
  • You must be available to participate in the regional final and the All-Ireland final cook off (if chosen), see dates and locations of shows close to you. Final cook-off, All Ireland Final will take place at Bunnyconnellan, Co Mayo on bank holiday Monday August 6th 2018.


To Enter:

Email your Name, Full home Address, Date of Birth, Email address, Phone number to or Call John Martin on 087 2681635. Alternatively, you can contact Charleville Show.

Alternatively, you can enter at


Competition Format:  

Qualifiers will have 45 minutes to prepare and cook a main course of their choice at the regional show.   

A gas hob and electric oven will be provided at the show along with power points and a work area. Each contestant must bring along their own ingredients and whatever pots pans knives ECT that they require to prepare and cook their dish.

Dishes will be judged on presentation, cooking skills, taste, cleanliness and best use of ingredients.