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Maureen O Regan

  • Winner of the Dunhill Cusine Award for Best Commercial Food Product

Title of Award: Winner of the Dunhill Cusine Award for Best Commercial Food Product
Awarding Body: National 3rd Level Student Food Innovation Awards
Location: Galway

Course: BA Culinary Arts
Project Supervisor: Ms. Mary McCarthy
Year: 2011

Project Details:

Maureen won the award for her development of a successful new product "Easy Peasy Pastry", a dry-mix wholemeal shortcrust pastry which, when water is added, forms a pastry dough. The development of "Easy Peasy Pastry" was part of the third year programme in Culinary Arts at CIT where students are required to develop new food products, and put them through a vigorous process of shelf-life testing, develop branding, packaging and labelling.

Dr. Margaret Linehan, Head of the School of Humanities, paid tribute to Maureen and her mentors at CIT, "I would like to congratulate Maureen, along with all the Lecturers on the Culinary Arts Programme, and in particular Mary McCarthy who has responsibility for the 'New Product Development Module".

As part of her prize, Maureen, accompanied by Mary McCarthy, travelled to Dusseldorf to visit ANUGA, the worlds leading international food trade show and also Arnhem/Wageningen in the Netherlands to visit Food Valley, the world class agri-food innovation centre.

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