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Lough Eske Castle and Harcourt Developments announce The Young Chef Young Waiter Awards 2023

YCYW Ireland 2023 is open to the Island of Ireland’s young Chefs and Waiters of 28 years and younger, working in the hospitality sector.

The winning young chef and waiter will go on to represent Ireland at the World YCYW Awards in Monaco on the 23rd – 24th of November 2023.

General Manager of Lough Eske Castle Dónal Cox commented; We take pride in flying the flag for the hospitality industry and what better way than with the patronage of the Young Chef Young Waiter Ireland Awards 2023. Lough Eske Castle along with its owners, Harcourt Developments strive to inspire and motivate aspiring culinary and hospitality professionals, providing the confidence and encouragement they need to excel in their careers.”

Gordon Smyth, the award-winning Group Executive Chef at Harcourt Developments who has been named as one of the judges on the panel for the YCYW Awards 2023, commented; “I am delighted to be part of this exceptional competition and given the opportunity to support and nurture our fellow culinary and hospitality colleagues in forging their career in this fast paced and ever-changing industry.”

Clement Gaffney, Group Hotels Operation’s Manager of Harcourt Developments commented; “We own and operate five hospitality venues across the Island of Ireland and continuously encourage our team, who are from all over the world, to develop their career in this exciting industry. Working closely with the YCYW Ireland Awards 2023, our aim is to highlight hospitality as a long-term career path.”

Harcourt Developments is one of Ireland’s largest privately-owned property companies with over 1500 employees and properties across Ireland, Northern Ireland, the UK, and Antigua.Proprietors of the 5-star Leading Hotels of the World Carlisle Bay in Antigua, the Titanic Hotel Liverpool, the Titanic Hotel Belfast, and Donegal properties, the five-star Lough Eske Castle, the four-star Redcastle Hotel & Spa, the three-star Grand Central Hotel and the Railway Tavern restaurant & pub.

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