Catherine Fulvio to judge creative bake-off for this year’s VIRTUAL Cruinniú na nÓgWicklow Naturally
Catherine Fulvio, Day-time Emmy nominee, TV Chef and presenter, award-winning food writer and owner of Ballyknocken House and Cookery School is delighted to be teaming up with Wicklow County Arts Office to judge a creative baking competition as part of this year’s virtual Cruinniú na nÓg on June 13.
With her effervescent charm and personality, Catherine Fulvio is an ardent supporter of fresh local produce and is one of Ireland’s top culinary stars. An expert cook, her recipes reflect seasonal, easily sourced, quality ingredients and she is known for her no-fuss approach to food with a twist, often creative. To see the full Cruinniú na nÓg programme and find details of how to sign up for any of the initiatives see Wicklow County Council or Cruinniú na nÓg Wicklow
The closing date for entries is Tuesday June 2nd 2020 at 4pm giving people three full weeks to unleash their creative talents.
Wicklow County Council announced its Cruinniú na nÓg line up for 2020 as part of the Creative Ireland Programme, supported by RTÉ. This is the third year of Cruinniú na nÓg and there are hundreds of free creative activities taking place throughout Ireland for children and young people under 18 within the Government and NPHET guidelines of social distancing and staying safe. All competitions are FREE and open to children and young people from 5 to 18 years with fantastic prizes including iPads and much more.
Cruinniú na nÓg is Ireland’s national day of youthful creativity and the final showcase will take place on June 13 2020. Submitted work will be digitally showcased on June 13 on all of Wicklow County Council’s website and social media channels and on the Creative Ireland platforms.
Creative Bake Challenge
From the beginning of May, Wicklow County Council has a series of initiatives to offer to children and young people living within the county for Cruinniú na nÓg. Catherine Fulvio will lead a creative bake challenge, Create School will have a series of stop motion animation workshops, children’s author Sarah Webb will lead a story writing competition, there’s a category for young singer songwriters, young film makers and an up-cycling heritage project.
There are messages from the artists online for the children so that in addition to the written guidelines there will be simple instructions on how to get going.
All competitions are FREE and are open for entry now on www.wicklow.ie. Full details for participation and parental guidelines are also available on the website. The closing date for entries is June 2, 2020.
Wicklow’s CruinniúnanÓg is being managed by Wicklow Arts Office.
About Catherine Fulvio
Catherine Fulvio is an Emmy nominated TV chef, food writer and owner of Ballyknocken Farmhouse & Cookery School just outside Ashford, County Wicklow.
With her effervescent charm and personality, Catherine Fulvio is an ardent supporter of fresh local produce and one of Ireland’s top culinary stars. Born and raised at Ballyknocken, a working farm, Catherine has an inherent knowledge and understanding of food and cherishes the land and its produce. An expert cook, her recipes reflect seasonal, easily sourced, quality ingredients and she is known for her no-fuss approach to food with a twist, often Italian! Catherine’s ability to make the ordinary extraordinary is evidenced in her recipes.
Catherine enjoys a strong media profile, her fourth TV series of ‘Tastes Like Home’ aired late last year. She has three RTE Italian TV series under her belt (Catherine’s Family Kitchen; Catherine’s Italian Kitchen and Catherine’s Roman Holiday). She is also co-presenter on the popular TV series ‘Lords & Ladles’ which was sold to Netflix and is author of six cookbooks, three Italian themed including award-winning cookbook Eat Like an Italian which won Cookbook of the year at the Irish Book Awards 2012.
Now third generation at Ballyknocken House, Catherine enjoys the great outdoors and finds much inspiration from the produce and the rich larder Wicklow offers. Catherine’s ability to make the ordinary extraordinary is evidenced in her recipes and she loves getting creative in the kitchen with her bakes often using edible flowers from the garden to decorate.
Catherine’s focus is on showcasing the best of local seasonal food which she does so well in her latest cookbook A Taste of Ballyknocken. She is the food writer for the RTE GUIDE where her recipes can found weekly.