The Great Carvery of the Year competition is about to heat up following the result of the public vote on Ireland’s top carvery venues for the final stage of the competition. The shortlist, published this week, sees The Galway Bay Hotel and Flannery’s Hotel among the 23 venues around the country vying to be named Great Carvery Hotel of the Year.
Now in its seventh year, the nationwide Great Carvery of the Year competition is firmly established as the premier carvery competition on Ireland and Northern Ireland’s culinary calendar.
Over the next five weeks, the finalists will receive a visit from the team of mystery shoppers to determine who serves the best carvery in the chosen pubs and hotels in each region. All venues are in with a chance of being crowned the Great Carvery Pub of the Year and the Great Carvery Hotel of the Year at this year’s grand final in Dublin in October.
“After seeing this year’s shortlist, it is obvious that the public has once again chosen some of the country’s finest carveries and I’m looking forward to seeing which of these great establishments come out on top," said Mark McCarthy, business development chef at Unilever Food Solutions.
“At Unilever Food Solutions, we believe that a great carvery meal is about much more than just the quality of the food served. It is about atmosphere, value, and exceptional customer service and attention, and that is what the Great Carvery of the Year competition is all about; finding the best in class from a nationwide pool of immensely talented chefs and operators. That’s why we call on the public to vote and show support for their favourite establishment.”
Finalists will be invited to attend the Great Carvery of the Year grand final in Dublin in October. Here the provincial winners from Munster, Leinster, Connacht, and Ulster will be revealed, along with the overall winners of the Great Carvery Pub of the Year and Great Carvery Hotel of the Year.
The two overall winning venues will receive PR and marketing support to the value of €2,000 each. The winner's prize also includes a specially-commissioned wall plaque to inform customers that they are about to sit down and enjoy the best carvery in Ireland.
For more details, see www.greatcarvery.com