The Americans never do anything by halves and that includes their admiration, fascination and love of food. Each year America hosts the International CORDON D’OR, Gold Ribbon Culinary Academy Awards, the ‘foodies’ equivalent to The Oscars, without the drama!
Late last year Wicklow chef, Catherine Fulvio of Ballyknocken House and Cookery School, Ashford, Co Wicklow, was recognized by the Cordon D’Or Golden Ribbon Awards.
Ballyknocken Cookery School is officially the CORDON D’OR Culinary Academy International Cookery School of the Year 2007.
Unbeknownst to Catherine, a team from the Culinary Academy was travelling around the country, in search of Ireland’s culinary talent and it was on a visit to Ballyknocken Cookery School that they discovered her.
These awards have been running for over twenty years and their aim is to acknowledge and reward the crème de la crème of epicurean talent throughout the world.
The awards took place in January 2008, in Florida.
Ballyknocken House and Cookery School is situated in Glenealy, Ashford, Co Wicklow, so guests enjoy the beautiful and peaceful surroundings of the Garden of Ireland as well as Catherine’s ability to present and teach others so they can enjoy her most coveted and renowned culinary dishes.
Catherine Fulvio is a graduate of Ballymaloe Cookery School. She has received awards from; Bridgestone 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland 2003-2007, Jameson Georgina Campbell Farmhouse of the Year 2004 and AA 4 RED stars 2005 – 2007 and Best in HR Development from the SFA earlier this year.
Catherine Fulvio represents Ireland abroad demonstrating Irish Artisan cuisine to food critics and journalists. Catherine is TV3’s “Moody Foodie” with her regular slot on IrelandAM.
For further information, contact Ballyknocken House & Cookery School,
Tel: (0404) 44627,