• Cyril McAree

Silken Thomas And Castle Hotel Macroom Claim Overall Winning Titles


It’s official, the top hotel and pub carveries have been announced. Jim Reeves, Customer Director at Unilever Food Solutions, visited the Silken Thomas, Kildare and the Castle Hotel in Macroom, Cork to announce and present the coveted prize to each surprised and ecstatic carvery team.

The KNORR Great Carvery of the Year competition is considered one of the top culinary competitions on the island of Ireland. Both the Silken Thomas and Castle Hotel Macroom were up against some stiff competition but came out on top. Commenting on the winning venues Jim Reeves said, “I am delighted to present the overall KNORR Great Carvery of the Year awards to the Silken Thomas and Castle Hotel Macroom. The awards are testament to the continuous hard work of each venue as they strive to provide great quality carvery offerings. “We at Unilever Food Solutions would like to thank the Silken Thomas and Castle Hotel Macroom for their dedication and support. We had a number of worthy entrants this year but our overall winning venues really stood out,” he added. Speaking on their win Rachael Hohler, Marketing Manager at the Castle Hotel Macroom, Cork says, “We’re delighted and honoured to be the winning KNORR Great Carvery Hotel of the Year Island of Ireland 2018. It’s great to receive recognition for the hard work of our team. Delivering fresh, delicious food using local produce is our ethos and we’re delighted to be rewarded for fulfilling that promise.” Brian Flanagan, owner and general manager at the Silken Thomas, Kildare was, “incredibly happy and proud of the win,” and went on to say, “We endeavour to provide our customers with good quality food and welcoming atmosphere. Our team go above and beyond to ensure each customer leaves satisfied with both the food and their experience. Winning the KNORR Great Carvery Pub of the Year 2018 Island of Ireland award shows that we deliver. The team is delighted, getting through each stage of the competition has been really positive for morale.”

Provincial winners for KNORR Great Carvery Competition 2018: KNORR Great Carvery Pub of the Year 2018 Leinster and Island of Ireland Winner Silken Thomas, Kildare KNORR Great Carvery Hotel of the Year 2018 Munster and Island of Ireland Winner Castle Hotel, Macroom, Cork KNORR Great Carvery Hotel of the Year 2018 Leinster Winner Whitford House Hotel, Wexford KNORR Great Carvery Pub of the Year 2018 Munster Winner Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Tralee, Kerry KNORR Great Carvery Pub of the Year 2018 Ulster Winner The Market Yard, Limavady, Derry KNORR Great Carvery Hotel of the Year 2018 Ulster Winner Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel, Enniskillen, Fermanagh KNORR Great Carvery Pub of the Year 2018 Connacht Winner The Trappers Inn, Castlegar, Galway KNORR Great Carvery Hotel of the Year 2018 Connacht Winner Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Roscommon The overall pub and hotel winners will receive; 200,000 worth of UFS Chef Reward Points, a Wüsthof 7 Piece Silverpoint Roll Set, a special plaque and framed certificate to promote the win front of house and a chef jacket. For more details visit http://www.ufs.com/carvery


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