Recipe For Success RTÉ One, Thursday 8.30pm

Recipe For Success

Programme 6

It's the final and the deal of a lifetime is up for grabs. 15 cooks have battled it out to get their home recipe turned into a commercial product fit for the shelves of 190 Supervalu stores nationwide. Getting a cut of every unit sold, the lucky finalist could potentially win Irish television's first unlimited prize.

The final programme in the series sees restaurateur guru Oliver Peyton guiding the five finalists in the last leg of their journey to mass produce their gastronomic creations.

Our five finalists will be cut down to one. This week they get to work with top supermarket design company, Huguenot, and are set the task to come up with a packaging design that will make their product stand out from the rest. They also get the chance to work with one of Ireland's leading food photographers and learn how to create an image that will sell.

Their mentor, food entrepreneur, Oliver Peyton, can only bring them so far, but once they enter the boardroom it's up to them to deliver the winning pitch to three of Supervalu's top management people.

Which product will the Supervalu chiefs invest in? Who has the recipe for success?

 
David Donnelly

Programme 1: David Donnelly

Recipe - Hake and Tomato Bake

David Donnelly is a 16-year-old schoolboy. David was the Tesco Chef of the year 2007 runner up. He has entered many cookery competitions during his transition year 2007 /2008. He won 'Camp Chef' at Jamboree 2008 and home economics student of the year 2008. His cod bake is a family dish to which he has added his own 'creative twists' to make the dish his own. David is fanatical about food and dreams of owning his own hotel which will include a fine restaurant.

Maura Bielski

Programme 2: Maura Bielski (Series Winner)

Recipe - Smoked Haddock

Maura Bielski is 48-years-old and lives in Fermoy. Maura spent 14 years in London and worked there mainly as a lecturer in painting and decorating. In 1998 Maura and her husband Peter decided to find a new life for themselves and moved to a small cottage in Limerick. Within one year she landed the job of estate manager at Careysville and has been there ever since. Maura attends to breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner every day. Famous guests include Tiger Woods, Mark O'Meara, JP McManus and Andrew Lloyd Webber and his wife who loves Maura's cooking. They love her hearty foods, her pancakes and her steak and kidney pie.

Catherine Whitty

Programme 3: Catherine Whitty

Recipe - Smoked Haddock

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.

Christine Jordan

Programme 4: Christine Jordan

Recipe - Baby Food

38-year-old Christine Jordan is from Carlow and runs her own cookery school. She wants to build on the increasing popularity of porridge but would like to make the consistency baby friendly. She is married with three children. She was a designer on Beyond the Hall Door three times in 1999 and 2000. She also designs and makes furniture.

Kevin MacNamidhe

Programme 5: Kevin MacNamidhe

Recipe - Flavouted Butters

Kevin MacNamidhe is 61 years of age. He grows his own herbs and makes his own butter on a small scale. Kevin is very passionate about his recipes and ingredients. His ranges of Saucie butters are all homemade using home grown herbs to flavour. He envisages them packaged in individual portions. Kevin runs his own community TV station in Navan.