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Perfect Pastry is 'Easy Peasy' as CIT's Maureen O'Regan wins Student Food Innovation Award

Perfect Pastry is 'Easy Peasy' as CIT's Maureen O'Regan wins Student Food Innovation Award

Published on: Monday, 10 October 2011

CIT Tourism & Hospitality Studies Department Culinary Arts student, Maureen O’Regan, has developed a successful new product "Easy Peasy Pastry" which has won the Dunhill Cuisine Award for Best Commercial Food Product at the National Third Level Student Food Innovation Awards in Galway.
 

Maureen from Kinsale, Co. Cork, developed a dry-mix wholemeal shortcrust pastry which, when water is added, forms a pastry dough. The development of "Easy Peasy Pastry" is 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 School of Humanities, CIT, paid tribute to Maureen and her mentors at CIT "I would like to congratulate 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, will travel to Dusseldorf next week to visit ANUGA, the world’s leading international food trade show and also to Arnhem/ Wageningen in the Netherlands to visit Food Valley, the world class agri-food innovation centre and business park.
 


Winner Maureen O’Regan, Belgooly Co Cork with her parents Martin and Mary O'Regan.
Pic Darragh Kane

Mary McCarthy, Lecturer; Adrian Gregan, Head, Tourism & Hospitality Studies; Anna Murphy, Lecturer; Dr Aisling Ward, Lecturer; and Dr Margaret Linehan, Head, School of Humanities; with CIT Culinary Arts student, Maureen O’Regan.
Pic Darragh Kane

 

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