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Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year 2012 competition wrapped up with a final culinary skills test on the morning of Sunday, November 25th. The final five competitors Ciaran Elliot, Mark Moriarty, John O’Connor, Keelan Higgs and Jack O’Keeffe were asked to prepare and plate two portions of their dish, which included pasture-reared chicken supplied by the competition. The finalists were given just 60 minutes to execute the task under the gaze of the judges and media. Then they presented their dish to the panel of judges, who considered presentation as well as taste.

That night a celebratory pop-up five-course dinner was held at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin. Ciaran Elliot was announced the winner.

Read the full story on The Irish Times Website.

This video was taken on a Flip camera, without a tripod. A chaotic and noisy kitchen provided some interesting obstacles to filming and the judges table was partially blocked off by a glass barrier making good shots difficult. Overall, however, it was an exciting place to film.

The video was the second that I took of the Euro-toques finalists. Watch the first.

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