2016 Award Winners GEORGINA CAMPBELL AWARD 2016


Kevin Sheridan, Evan Doyle & Jp McMahon


Georgina Campbell Award 2016 - Kevin Sheridan, Evan Doyle & Jp McMahon

A special award, given in recognition of the unique contribution made by exceptional individuals in Irish food & hospitality

Great ideas are like buses, after a long wait they come in clusters. So it is with an inspired vision for Irish food, that a number of people - notably the individuals we are recognising here, each of whom is already an Irish food hero in the context of their own businesses - are expressing in different ways.

At this year’s TASTE Council Summer School, Evan Doyle and Kevin Sheridan presented a compelling vision of Ireland as ready to take its place as a destination for true ‘food tourists’ who travel specifically to experience the food culture.

Already a successful concept in other countries (Italy, Spain, Scandinavia), we may not currently have the world-famous chefs or restaurants that would be an obvious attraction to food tourists but, as panellist and Commissioner General of Euro-Toques Ireland, Wade Murphy, commented at the Summer School, “We have instead a food family, full of excitement and passion.”

Over in the West that giant among Irish chefs, Jp McMahon, shares a similar vision through Food On the Edge, an event that, although Galway-focused, could equally apply to the whole of Ireland.

A coming-together of over 40 top international chefs and food leaders, this 2-day Food Symposium aims to showcase Irish food culture on an international level.

Showcasing our heritage of traditional foods and cooking alongside new and contemporary ways to a unique collection of the world’s top chefs, such an event will stimulate creative thinking among our own chefs - and present our credentials as a true food tourism destination.

For their vision and leadership in recognising and developing this exciting concept, we are proud to give special recognition to Kevin Sheridan & Evan Doyle, representing the TASTE Council of Ireland, and Jp McMahon, of EatGalway and Food on the Edge.

 


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BrookLodge & Macreddin Village

Macreddin Village, Co. Wicklow
Farmers/Country Market / Hotel / Pub / Restaurant / Speciality Store
4 euro For Cooking & Service Well Above Average Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Built on the site of a deserted village in a Wicklow valley, this extraordinary food, drink and leisure complex exists thanks to the vision of three brothers, Evan, Eoin and Bernard Doyle. Below we outline the various strands that make up this very co ...
83%
12 votes

Cava Bodega

Galway City, Co. Galway
Restaurant
3 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
One of three Galway restaurants owned and operated by husband and wife team Jp McMahon and Drigín Gaffey in the EatGalway Group, the small, brightly painted traditional shop front looks out on a favourite Galway landmark, Charlie Byrnes Bookshop ...
100%
3 votes

Sheridans Cheesemongers

Dublin 2, Dublin City
Cheeses / Speciality Store
Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
Just as the pioneering West Cork cheesemakers revived artisan cheesemaking in Ireland, the Sheridan brothers transformed attitudes to maturing it, buying it and caring for it. Stocks reflect the seasons and are mainly Irish, but other equally carefull ...


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