The third programme in this new six-part series sees restarauteur guru Oliver Peyton putting three new hopefuls to the test as they vie for the big prize, to get their culinary ideas onto Supervalu's shelves.
Their dishes will be critically assessed by professional taste testers who analyse thousands of products a year. One product will be eliminated at this stage but the journey does not end there for the two remaining contenders. They will go on to get a rare glimpse at how meals are scaled up to feed the Irish public and will further refine their products with the help of Itsabagel restaurant owner Domini Kemp.
Will Wicklow housewife Catherine Whitty's spelt bread make the cut? Or will foodie enthusiast Christopher Brack's spicy apple chutney triumph over farmer Joe Condon's no fuss organic steak burgers?
Catherine Whitty (Finalist)
Catherine Whitty is a 57-year-old housewife living in Arklow. She's a mother of six. Catherine discovered that she had wheat intolerance and went about finding an alternative to flour. She now sells her spelt bread and cakes in small quantities to friends. She is investigating the possibility of growing her own spelt. She attends art classes and interior design classes.
Christopher Brack is 35-years-old. He's originally from Dublin and moved to Cork around 7 years ago. He works as an Industrial Chemist for Pfizer and spends his weekends on his allotment in Blarney with his wife. Christopher is a real foodie and loves to try out his recipes on his friends and family. He makes his own apple and cardamom chutney, he developed his recipe because he had such high yields that he didn't want to waste the apples. Chris is also a keen baker and helps friends run a market stall and supplies custard tarts for his friends' shop. He has travelled extensively and this has influenced his cooking.
Joe Condon is a farmer and rears Galloway cattle on his organic hill farm in the Knockmealdown Mountains in South Tipperary. He claims that his burgers are 100% organic. He began selling his burgers in 2005 at farmers' markets. He won the Bridgestone award in 2008. He has already appeared on Clodagh McKenna farmers' market show and Corrigan Knows Food.