Top Irish Chef Graham Neville appointed Commissioner General of Euro-Toques Ireland
One of the top chefs in the country, Graham Neville, has been appointed Commissioner General of Euro-Toques Ireland. The prestigious role was previously held by top chefs including Ross Lewis, Derry Clarke, Gearoid Lynch and Wade Murphy. Neville takes the reigns of the chefs’ organisation as it reaches its 30th anniversary – it was established in Ireland by Myrtle Allen in 1986.
Euro-Toques is a European community of chefs, cooks and food producers, committed to maintaining and promoting the highest standards in cooking and food production. Every year Euro-Toques Ireland engages in a broad programme of activities, from campaigning on important issues affecting artisan food producers, working in chef education, and running the Euro-Toques Food Awards in association with EirGrid and Young Chef of the Year Competition in association with La Rousse Foods.
Speaking after his election at the Euro-Toques AGM, Neville said: “Having been on the periphery of Euro-Toques over the last number of years, I am very honoured and humbled now to represent chefs in Ireland and this organisation. In the last 30 years chefs’ values haven’t changed a whole lot for the most part. Euro-Toques is an organisation that values the skill and craft involved in worthy professional cookery and I look forward to building the organisation and growing the number of chefs who are dedicated to the craft.”
Outgoing Commissioner General Wade Murphy commented: “After three enjoyable years as Commissioner General of Euro-Toques I’m delighted and honoured to be handing over to one of Ireland’s most talented chefs. With Graham Neville at the helm, Euro-Toques will definitely be a stronger more prolific organisation. I look forward to working with him over the next year as his assistant Commissioner General.”