One of Ireland’s leading chefs, Ross Lewis, has established a €3,000 student bursary for University College Cork’s (UCC) new food course, the Postgraduate Diploma in Irish Food Culture.
In September 2019, UCC introduced the Postgraduate Diploma in Irish Food Culture, Ireland’s first university programme of study that has a dedicated focus on the evolution of Irish food and culinary culture.
“As a proud UCC alumnus, I am very grateful for my successful career and wanted to support others as they build a career in food, hence my decision to provide the Chapter One Student Bursary,” Mr Lewis said.
Applicants to the bursary were asked to detail how they would use their learning on the diploma to further their career development in the food industry.
The Chapter One bursary was awarded to Sinéad Sheehy, who intends to research Irish food culture through sources written in the Irish language.
Sinéad is a native Irish speaker from West Dingle and her first language gives her an edge in researching Irish food culture through sources written in the Irish language.