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Award-winning Michelin Star chef and TV personality Michel Roux will be in Claregalway tomorrow Friday 15th of April where he will cook as part of a fundraiser for Ability West.


The famous chef will be joined by his daughter, pastry chef Emily Roux, and will be assisted by a team of GMIT Culinary Arts students at Claregalway Castle for the fundraising charity dinner.

“This is the first time that I have cooked in the West of Ireland and I am delighted it is for the amazing charity Ability West. It is heart-warming to see so many Irish companies and individuals throwing their support behind an event that can give increasing independence to people with intellectual disability in Galway,” commented Michel Roux, Jnr.

All proceeds from the event will go to helping people with intellectual disabilities in the region.

Breda Crehan-Roche, Chief Executive Ability West, says, “We are indebted to Friends of Ability West for creating such a magnificent event. All proceeds from this event will be utilised to enable adults with intellectual disability to live as independently as possible in specially ‘adapted apartments and take their rightful place in society.”

Cáit Noone, Head of the GMIT College of Tourism & Arts, says “we are delighted to be able to assist a local organisation with a fund raising activity. GMIT frequently engages with local community projects and this event is no different. We have a long established and well-deserved reputation for excellence in culinary arts and our students are very much looking forward to working with Michel and Emily when they are in Galway.”

Tickets for the fundraiser tomorrow Friday,15th of April can be purchased by emailing [email protected].