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Win a Case of Beaujolais Nouveau
Wine enthusiasts around the world will enjoy their first sip of Beaujolais Nouveau 2019 vin de Prime...

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Awards for Foodservice Suppliers
Organised by the industry for the industry, Food & Bev Live returns to the Citywest Dublin on th...

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'Food Service Must Cut Waste' says Mahony
The Food service industry must play its part in reducing food waste,  Noel Mahony, chief execut...

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Hotels dump food worth €180m.
 The EPA released a research report last week – “Reducing Commercial Food Waste in Ireland”alon...

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Hotels dump food worth €180m.


Young Chefs Graduate

At the final day of the 2019 Conferrings at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) two of the rising stars in the culinary world received Higher Certificates in Arts in Culinary Studies, citgrads1119Ciaran McGregor from Midleton and Danay Berhane from Cork City. Both work in restaurants which have recently been recipients of Michelin Stars, Ciaran in Bastion in Kinsale and Danay, in Adare Manor in Co. Limerick.
  Ciaran holds the position of Chef de Partie in Bastion and says “he hopes to have a long and successful career and continuously strive for excellence to make a positive impact.”  Danay Berhane is demi chef de partie in Adare Manor and says that it is important to keep evolving and he looks forward to being challenged at the highest level in his work throughout his career.

Bigger hotel for Clerys site

The developers of the former Clerys department store on O’Connell Street in Dublin have secured planning permission for a larger hotel than originally proposed on the site.clerys1119
 Dublin City Council has approved revised plans by OCES Property Holdings that will see the proposed four-star hotel contained in the redevelopment of the landmark building extended by two floors to nine storeys and the number of bedrooms from 176 to 213.
 The hotel will be located on the site of the former Clerys warehouse building on Earl Place, which has already been demolished.


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Fishy Fishy doubles profit

Pre-tax profits at TV chef Martin Shanahan’s Fishy Fishy restaurant in Kinsale last year doubled to €429,279.fishy1119
Accounts just filed by Kinsale Gourmet Store Ltd show that accumulated profits at the company last year increased from €2.046 million to €2.418 million. The company achieved a pretax profit of €429,279, up from €211,228 in 2017.
 In 2015, Mr Shanahan added an extension to his restaurant in the Cork coastal town and the investment continued to pay dividends last year.
 Mr Shanahan established Fishy Fishy in 2006 and it has a capacity for 160 customers, with seating for 90 patrons downstairs, 40 upstairs and 30 outside.

Ratewise is One

Rate Wise, the international yield and revenue management software company, celebrates its first birthday today.
 ratewise1119Rate Wise provides cloud-based software solutions and yield management consultancy to over 75 hotels and serviced apartments across nine countries.  
The Rate Wise team has extensive experience working with all types of accommodation including hostels, campus accommodation, small budget hotels, and large five-star resorts. Rate Wise also works with both branded and independent properties. Although Rate Wise is now under the umbrella of PREM Group for just one year, the software itself has been in existence for over 10 years, under the ownership of founder, Niall O’Meara.

Festive Cahernane

 Cahernane House Hotel is offering  a Festive Nights Package (from €145 per person sharing) .cahernane1119
The one-night  package includes a five-course dining experience in the 2 AA Rosette Herbert Restaurant and late check out at 1pm. Booking dates are available from December 27-30th.
 Guests who book via the Cahernane House Hotel website will also receive a complimentary glass of prosecco on arrival with light nibbles to ensure that their stay gets off to a welcoming start. Two-night stays are also available from €220 per person sharing.


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