Georgina Campbell 2017 Irish Breakfast Award Winners Announced
NI Food and Drink
Published April 26, 2017
The very best in Irish hospitality, Irish food and Irish tourism received national recognition today from Georgina Campbell at the “Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards 2017 – in association with Fáilte Ireland.
Local winners included Clandeboye Estate Yoghurt, Newforge House, Galgorm Resort & Spa and Culloden Estate & Spa and NATIVE by Yellow Door at the MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre).
Hosted at The InterContinental, Dublin, this new and innovative national awards scheme is designed to highlight the importance of the Irish Breakfast to international visitors to Ireland and domestic travellers and aims to support the use of Irish foods and quality produce as part of the Irish breakfast on offer. The awards also serve to celebrate and promote Irish hospitality providers and Irish food producers who excel in their delivery of high quality produce and the Irish Breakfast experience.
All categories of the Irish hospitality industry were recognised from Bed & Breakfast, Guesthouse and Country House Awards to recognition for some of Ireland’s leading 3, 4 and 5 Star hotels. Irish artisan food producers were also national winners with the first “Irish Bread Award” category followed by special recognition for Irish Breakfast Foods in the Meat, Fish, Cereal and Dairy categories.
Speaking at the announcement of the winners today, Georgina Campbell said:
“I would like to congratulate all the recipients today who have come from the four corners of Ireland to be here. The standards across the country have been set by these Irish hospitality providers and Irish food producers who have excelled in their delivery of and contribution to the Irish Breakfast experience.
“There is much more to a great breakfast than the Full Irish of course, but the Irish Breakfast Plate is recognised internationally and used at major events, especially around St Patrick’s Day celebrations worldwide. We need to stop taking The Irish Breakfast for granted and let this simple meal - and the deliciously simple dish at its heart - be cause for celebration itself. But it needs to be authentic - if it says Irish, it must be Irish. I hope that, by creating this new national awards scheme, the wider Irish hospitality industry will take on board the important role that the Irish Breakfast has.
Northern Ireland Winners or Highly Commended recpients were:
- IRISH BREAKFAST FOODS Dairy: Clandeboye Estate Yoghurt, Bangor, Co. Down
- VISITOR ATTRACTION Highly Commended: NATIVE by Yellow Door, the MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre), Belfast
- GUESTHOUSE Winner: Newforge House Magheralin, Co. Armagh
- 4* HOTEL Highly Commended: Galgorm Resort & Spa, Ballymena, Co. Antrim
- 5* HOTEL Highly Commended: Culloden Estate & Spa, Belfast
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