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Killeavy Castle Estate Sweeps Three Awards at YesChef Awards 2023

- Posted on: 09/05/2023 - $itemValue.title

Pictured left to right: Darragh Dooley (Executive Head Chef), Eoin McDonnell (Yes Chef) Dario Percic (Head Chef)

On Monday, 8 May, the prestigious Blackwater Suite at the Fairways Hotel in Dundalk set the stage for the much-anticipated YesChef Awards 2023. The event brought together over 500 guests from the hospitality industry, who gathered to honour the outstanding achievements of their peers. 

Killeavy Castle Estate is thrilled to have been among the night’s winners, securing awards in three categories: 

Luxury Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2023 – Ulster

Vegetarian Menu of the Year 2023 – Ulster

YesChef Sustainability Award 2023 – Ulster


A Celebration of Culinary Excellence

Managed by NI Media, the YesChef Awards have become a highlight of the industry calendar, renowned for recognizing and celebrating exceptional talent in the hospitality sector. The awards showcase the diversity of the island's culinary landscape while emphasizing the commitment of establishments to upholding the highest standards of Irish hospitality. What sets the YesChef Awards apart is their rigorous evaluation process, as every entrant is thoroughly inspected by a panel of dedicated researchers who travel across the country to assess each venue.

Luxury Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2023 – Ulster

Securing the prestigious title of Luxury Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2023 - Ulster, Killeavy Castle Estate is thrilled that our 2 AA Rosette Award-winning Restaurant has earned its place at the pinnacle of fine dining in the region. The award recognizes the exceptional quality of the restaurant's cuisine, the attentive service provided by the dedicated staff, and the overall ambience and atmosphere that create a memorable dining experience for every guest and we couldn’t be prouder of our chef and restaurant teams.

Vegetarian Menu of the Year 2023 – Ulster

In line with the growing demand for vegetarian and plant-based options, Killeavy Castle Estate has embraced the challenge of crafting innovative and mouth-watering vegetarian dishes. Our commitment to excellence in vegetarian cuisine was acknowledged with the Vegetarian Menu of the Year 2023 - Ulster award. By showcasing a diverse and inspired range of vegetarian offerings, our Restaurant and Bistro Bar have left a lasting impression on patrons who seek both flavour and sustainability from their dining experience.

YesChef Sustainability Award 2023 – Ulster

Killeavy Castle Estate has long been dedicated to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Our unwavering commitment to reducing our ecological footprint and championing sustainable practices has earned us the coveted YesChef Sustainability Award 2023 in the Ulster region. From sourcing homegrown produce and meat from our vegetable gardens and working farm and working alongside the best of local suppliers to implementing energy-efficient measures and minimizing waste, the estate has become a shining example of responsible hospitality and sustainable tourism. 

Killeavy Castle Estate is thrilled to have been recognised at the YesChef Awards 2023, and these wins reinforce the estate’s unwavering dedication to culinary excellence, sustainability, and innovation and place Killeavy Castle Estate at the forefront of the Irish hospitality industry. 

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