We are delighted to announce that we are proud sponsors of this year’s Irish Restaurant Awards. This is the 14th year of the Awards and we look forward to celebrating the best of Irish Hospitality in 2023.
The Network Manager, Naimh O’Malley, has attended the awards launch on Thursday 12th January in Locks Restaurant, Dublin.
Nominations for this years awards can now be made via https://www.irishtimes.com/sponsored/restaurant-awards-ireland from 12 noon, Thursday 12th until 12 noon, Thursday 26th January 2023.
As with previous years the Irish Restaurant Awards process begins with an online public vote hosted via the Irish Times. This is followed by the judging process of National Experts, followed by Regional Events in the four provinces at which County Winners will be announced, a Dublin Shortlist and culminating in the All-Ireland Irish Restaurant Final.
Paul Lenehan, President of the Restaurants Association of Ireland commented at the Launch; “The aim of the Irish Restaurant Awards is to recognize excellence within the Irish hospitality industry. These awards are a celebration and acknowledgement of the hard work put in by restaurateurs and hospitality businesses and their talented staff year-round. Our Awards seek to highlight the overall high standards, passion & innovation present within Ireland’s food scene to ultimately celebrate the best of hospitality throughout the Island of Ireland”.
This year, there are 21 categories in which the general public can nominate. These categories are made up of 17 Main Award categories and 4 National Award categories and there are 2 brand-new award categories this year– Innovator of the Year and Learning & Development. We are delighted to be sponsoring the brand new Learning & Development category. We feel that many hospitality businesses excel in this area and have contributed to their staffs life long development and therefore, should be recognised for their efforts. Our Restaurant & Hospitality Skillnet stand will be present at each regional event where we invite you to discuss your training and development needs with us and discuss how we can assist your business.
For more information on the Irish Restaurant Awards please visit: https://irishrestaurantawards.com/
Wishing the best of luck to all nominees in the coming weeks!
The Restaurant & Hospitality Skillnet Team.