The All-Ireland Junior Home Cook Champion 2017

 Thu, 11th May, 2017

Semi-final heats to take place at Gorey Show


“Creativity with Irish Ingredients”


The Irish Shows Association are delighted to announce the venues for the live amateur cooking competition “The All Ireland Home Cook Champion “2017.

The Competition will be run in association with the Irish Countrywoman’s Association (ICA).

Competitors can apply the Gorey Agricultural Show to qualify for the regional heat. 

After an evaluation process finalists will then cook off live at six national shows, 5 regional finals and The All Ireland Final.

The Competition tag line is “Creativity with Irish Ingredients”


The competition will be run alongside cooking demonstrations by TV3 and RTE chef Adrian Martin (Chef Adrian).

The cooking demonstrations and live cooking competition will take place alongside an artisan food village.

Ingredients for the live cook offs will be revealed to the competitors 10 days before each regional final.


The prizes for the All Ireland Finalists this year are as follows.

Winner €1,000

Second €500

Third, Fourth, Fifth, and sixth €200 

The Six shows that will Host “The All Ireland Home Cook Champion” Finals 2017 are: 


The Six shows that will Host “The All Ireland Home Cook Champion” 2017 are
Region Show Date
Northern Region Ballymoney Show, Co. Antrim Friday and Saturday 2nd and 3rdJune
Southern Region Clonakilty Show, Co. Cork Sunday 11th June
Eastern region Bannow and Rathangan Show, Co. Wexford  Thursday 13th July
Midlands Region Oldcastle Show, Co. Meath Sunday 16th July
Western Region Corrandulla Show, Co. Galway Sunday 26th June
Grand Final  Iverk Show, Co. Kilkenny

Saturday 26th August