Rachel was delighted to be named Cork Person of the Month in December 2013. The organisers of the competition pointed out that 2013 marked the 30th anniversary of Ballymaloe Cookery School. A spokesperson for the organisers said that "Ms Allen received the December Person of the Month award to mark her many successes in good food promotion and preparation, through her TV series, cookery books, journalism and teaching." They went on to say that "Rachel Allen is the newest celebrity chef to promote Cork’s great Ballymaloe brand, following in the footsteps of her mother-in-law Darina Allen and, of course, the Ballymaloe Hotel & Restaurant founder Myrtle Allen.” “As a very popular television chef and food writer, Rachel continues the great tradition of the Allen family in once again promoting Cork as the food capital of Ireland.” They said. Rachel is delighted to win the award, visit the Rachel Allen website here!