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  • 2014-10-21T20:30:00+01:00 on RTÉ One
  • 30 mins
  • 4 hours, 0 mins
  • Ireland
  • Reality

A new RTÉ One series, The Taste of Success, will see members of the public and local producers compete to get their unique food product on the shelves of Lidl Ireland’s 140 supermarkets.

8 episodes

1x01 Episode 1

  • Series Premiere

    2014-10-21T20:30:00+01:00 — 30 mins

Episode 1 kicks off with Catherine Fulvio showcasing the best of Leinster. So be prepared to meet wild forager Mary with her Beech Leaf Liquer, novice baker Eleanor has a great gluten free bread and Sharon creates a honey alternative with her Dandelion Flower Preserve. 8 contestants show their wares but 4 will be going home after tonight. Who will be in line to win The Taste of Success?

1x02 Episode 2

  • 2014-10-28T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

On episode 2 of The Taste of Success, it’s Connaught/Ulster in the spotlight. Executive Chef of the 5 star Lough Erne estate, Noel McMeel is Paul Flynn’s regional mentor and he’s picked the best eight contestants from the region. So tonight it’s time to taste all the products. Be prepared to meet Tolson from Belfast who has cooked for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Gabriel with his Aran Island’s Goats’ Cheese and Eithne with her Breakfast spreads whose hoping her product will perform as well as she does. All will be revealed…. Eight contestants show their wares but four will be going home after tonight. Who will be in line to win The Taste of Success?

1x03 Episode 3

  • 2014-11-04T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

On Episode 3 of The Taste of Success, it’s Dublin in the spotlight. Irish Times Cookery Writer Domini Kemp is Paul Flynn’s regional mentor and she’s picked the best 8 contestants from the capital. So tonight it’s time for her and Paul to taste all the products. Following her own recent recovery from cancer, Domini is very focused on the health value of these products. So addiction counsellor Kathy is right on track with her Nettle Pesto. And Domini is also impressed with chef Creagh’s Chicken Broth which was prompted by his own mother’s brush with cancer. But some of the competition they’re up against includes Anna’s Legendary Cheese Ball and Oliver’s Duck Sausage. 8 contestants show their wares but 4 will be going home after tonight. Who will be in line to win The Taste of Success?

1x04 Episode 4

  • 2014-11-11T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

On Episode 4 of The Taste of Success, it’s Munster in the spotlight. That culinary dream team, Paul Flynn and Martin Shanahan are reunited to taste and judge the province’s best eight contestants. And Martin is a man on a mission. He fights hard for his eight contestants, believing one of them could go all the way. So get ready to meet 19-year-old medical student Aoife who is showcasing her Healthy Muesli, organic pig farmer Alfie with his Pork Burger, 80-year-old Betty with her Poitin Marmalade and finally Padraig, a promising young chef whose career was cut short, and who is aiming to get back into food with his Beef Short Ribs. Eight contestants show their wares but four will be going home after tonight. Who will be in line to win The Taste of Success?

1x05 Episode 5

  • 2014-11-18T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It’s Round 2 of The Taste of Success and tonight contestants from North, South, East and West battle it out to win €100,000 and get their product on the shelves of every Lidl store in Ireland. Only 16 candidates from the 4 regional heats remain. But half of them are about to be eliminated. Tonight the candidates must prepare their products from scratch in front of Paul and their regional mentor. So the 4 mentors – Leinster’s Catherine Fulvio, Munster’s Martin Shanahan, Conaught/Ulster’s Noel McMeel and Dublin’s Domini Kemp – are all putting their best 4 candidates forward. But they can only choose 2 to go through to the Quarter Final. Eleanor’s Gluten Free Bread, Creagh’s Chicken Broth, Peter’s Fish Cakes and Anna’s Legendary Cheese Ball are just some of the prouducts who are vying to get through. But who will capture The Taste of Success?

1x06 Episode 6

  • 2014-11-25T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It’s the quarter final of The Taste of Success and only 8 candidates remain to battle it out to win 100,000 euro and get their product on the shelves of every Lidl store in Ireland. Now the regional food mentors need to get behind their candidates and do everything they can to improve their products. But will Catherine Fulvio, Martin Shanahan, Domini Kemp and Noel McMeel steer them in the right direction? The 3 Lidl judges make their first appearance and the episode ends in a nail biting finale as half the contestants are eliminated

1x07 Episode 7

  • 2014-12-02T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It’s the semi final of The Taste of Success and only four candidates remain to battle it out to win €100,000 and get their product on the shelves of every Lidl store in Ireland. Now it’s time to see if they can upscale their products so the final four contestants visit food suppliers all around Ireland. But some of this involves compromising their products. Will they be prepared to do that? The products are now as good as they can be but which 2 will impress the judges to make to the Grand Final?

1x08 Episode 8

  • 2014-12-09T20:30:00+00:00 — 30 mins

It’s the Grand Final of The Taste of Success and Creagh Moore’s Chicken Broth and Padraig McCarthy’s Beef Short Rib are the last two contenders to be in with a chance of winning €100,000. Their products are almost perfect but they have to put them to the test one last time. So Padraig heads to Martin Shanahan’s Fishy Fishy restaurant and puts his Beef dish on the menu. Creagh fulfils a long held ambition of chatting to kids about healthy eating and feeds a hungry bunch of 10-year-olds with his Health Potion. After that they have to face the judges one last time until the nail biting final when the winner of The Taste of Success is finally revealed.

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