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Sunday 20 April 2014

Hotel shortlisted for award

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A FINGAL hotel has been shortlisted in the Great Carvery of the Year Grand Final, which will be announced earlier next month.

The Radisson Blu at Dublin Airport will compete in the Grand Final in September after making it to the final three in the Dublin Region. Before then, however, Unilever Food Solutions' Business Development Chef Mark McCarthy and a team of mystery shoppers will face the tough task of whittling the 24 finalists down to just eight provincial winners and two overall winners that will take home the title of Great Carvery Pub of the Year and Great Carvery Hotel of the Year. Announcing this year's shortlist, Mark McCarthy, Business Development Chef at Unilever Food Solutions said: 'We are now at the business end of the competition. The public has chosen some very strong venues and it's going to be a real challenge for my team and I to whittle this shortlist down to just eight provincial winners and two overall winners.' 'For me, a great carvery meal is about more than just the quality of the food served. It's about atmosphere, value and exceptional customer service and attention. Given that this is the first year that the competition has been extended to Northern Ireland, I can't wait to see and sample what the pubs and hotels up North have to offer.' The provincial winners and overall Great Carvery Pub of the Year and Great Carvery Hotel of the Year will be announced at the inaugural Great Carvery of the Year Grand Final, which will take place at the Herbert Park Hotel on Tuesday, September 4. Irish rugby legend and competition ambassador Tommy Bowe will be on hand to present the awards to all of this year's winners. The overall winning venues will receive marketing support to the value of €2,500 each and a double-page spread in one of Ireland's top trade magazines. The winners will also receive a specially commissioned wall plaque and commemorative chalkboard to remind customers that they are about to sit down and enjoy the best carvery in Ireland.

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