Kenwood and Arnotts Find Ireland’s Oldest Kenwood Chef
Wicklow Woman Proud Owner of Ireland’s Oldest Kenwood Chef
17th June, 2013, Kenwood, one of Ireland’s most treasured appliance brands, is pleased to announce that Alyse McCarthy, Arklow, Co. Wicklow has received the title of Owner of Ireland’s Oldest Kenwood Chef as a result of a competition held in conjunction with Arnotts department store.
To coincide with Cook Month @ Arnotts and the launch of the Kenwood Nostalgia Chef – retro series of food mixers, Kenwood and Arnotts teamed up to search for Ireland’s Oldest Chef across the country. Entrants were invited to enter their memories / stories of using a Kenwood Chef in their own family traditions. For three weeks Kenwood fans were invited to enter the competition both in store and online on Arnotts.ie with over 500 entries received in total.
Ms McCarthy’s original machine - the Kenwood A700 - has been in her family since 1954 (approx), she was declared the winner at the live final which took place in the bespoke Kenwood window in Arnotts on Henry St and the announcement was aired on RTE 2FM’s Rick O’Shea Show.
Congratulating Ms McCarthy, Penny Jones, Brand Manager, Kenwood UK and Ireland said, “We’re thrilled that Alyse has been a fan of Kenwood and kept her original machine in such good condition, it has clearly been treated with love and attention over the years and we wish her many more years of happy baking with her new Kenwood Major!
“Steeped in tradition, the Kenwood Chef represents the importance of family and time spent together. With home baking and eating-in rather than dining out becoming more and more popular, we’re delighted with the amazing response to the competition”, she concluded.
Alyse went home with one of Kenwood’s top end machines, the Kenwood Major, while runners up were treated to the new Kenwood Nostalgia Chef retro series.
Celebrated in kitchens the world over, the Chef Classic machine has been designed to grace kitchens for generations to come. The Kenwood Chef has been a staple in Irish kitchens for many years, with families passing on the tradition of baking and in many cases passing on the same machine, which inspires the next generation of amateur bakers.