Copany man Mark Johnston has been crowned the All-Ireland Chowder Champion during today’s All-Ireland Chowder Cook-off in Kinsale.
Mark is the owner of the Beara Coast Hotel in Castletownbere Co Cork, and wowed attendees at the event with his incredible chowder and beara seaweed scones.
Mark will now travel to Newport, Rhode Island as a guest chef in 2018!
A representative of each of the 32 counties battled it out by making their best chowders which were judged by attendees at the event.
Letterkenny based chef Chris Molloy also took part in this year’s event.
This is not the first year Donegal has been well represented in the All-Ireland Chowder Cook-Off, with Kieran Doherty of Nancy’s Barn in Ballyliffin lifting the trophy in last year’s competition.