South Tipperary Commis Chef Apprentice Grace Nagle Honoured At Mayoral Reception


(L to R) Back row: Caroline Maher (Hospitality and Catering Coordinator, Tipperary ETB), Colleen Maher Doyle (Commis Chef apprentice), Patrick O’Sullivan (Assistant Training Services Manager, Tipperary ETB), Margaret Bergin, Martina Madigan, Patricia Sutcliffe.

Front row: Matthew Ryan (Training Services Manager, Tipperary ETB), Grace Nagle (Commis Chef apprentice), Cllr Richie Molloy (Mayor of Clonmel), Colin Cummins (Director of FET, Tipperary ETB), Fergal Phelan (Commis Chef Instructor, Tipperary ETB)

South Tipperary Commis Chef apprentice Grace Nagle has been honoured at a Mayoral Reception at Clonmel Town Hall, after her exceptional performance in further education with Tipperary Education and Training Board (ETB).

Grace, originally from Fethard and now living in Ballypatrick near Kilsheelan, completed her two-year Commis Chef Apprenticeship earlier this year, combining training at Tipperary ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Centre at Archerstown, Thurles, with her day job at the catering department in Tipperary University Hospital in Clonmel.

The Mayoral Reception was held following Grace’s honour of being named Hospitality Apprentice of the Year by the National Apprenticeship Office at the Mansion House in Dublin last October.  Earlier in 2023, Grace was also one of three Tipperary ETB apprentices to win awards at the Chef Ireland Final at CATEX 2023 in the RDS in Dublin winning a Certificate of Merit in the Cup Cake Tasted Open Class.

The Mayoral Reception was hosted by Mayor of Clonmel, Cllr Richie Molloy, who congratulated Grace for her outstanding success in further education, and also praising her tutors and Tipperary ETB staff for the role they play in education provision in the county.