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The SumGood Art Auction 2024


In order to launch the SumGood organisation and to begin our inaugural programme – The KickStart Kitchen – we are ran an exciting live & online art auction of 100 contemporary artworks from some of Ireland’s most loved and respected artists.

Brilliant auctioneer, and SumGood co-founder, George Gerard Mealy returned to the rostrum in the stunning Copperhouse Gallery in Dublin and auctioned off artworks from all walks of Irish art life, raising just over €22,000 in the process.

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The SumGood Art Auction 2024

Introducing The KickStart Kitchen

The KickStart Kitchen is a new free sous chef training programme open to anyone and everyone who may feel they are currently experiencing a barrier to employment. The programme also aims to alleviate the recruitment struggles currently facing restaurants and hotel kitchen, which has led to many closures in recent months.

The course consists of 12 classes over 6 weeks followed by a work placement in a top Dublin restaurant / hotel. The course itself is created by the head chefs in these restaurants with the aim of creating sous chefs in the making, teaching novices the very basics they need to start a work placement, and then to start employment.

Trainees will come from all walks of life and SumGood will collaborate with groups working in Direct Provision, homelessness charities, inner city groups, early school leavers, immigrants etc and will aim to offer the same opportunities to local and migrant communities alike.