Top Trends on CATEX Table
CATEX, Ireland’s largest foodservice and hospitality event, returns to the RDS, Simmonscourt from Tu...

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Fellowship for Brian
Brian Bowler of the Montenotte Hotel, Cork was presented with an IHI Fellowship by Michael Mallon, c...

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Paul's Lifetime Achievement
Paul Boksberger was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the IHI Founders Banquet

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Helen is a Fellow
Helen Fahy, head of quality and culture at The Doyle Collection receives her IHI Fellowship from Mic...

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Top Trends on CATEX Table
Fellowship for Brian
Paul's Lifetime Achievement
Helen is a Fellow


Cork Cruise Boom

A record 103 cruise liners are booked to visit Cork next year, including several which will dock in the port for the first time.
New ships such as Celebrity Cruises MV Celebrity Reflection and Ocean Cruises MV Scenic Eclipse, billed as a contender for the world's most luxurious cruise ship, will make their maiden visit to the deep water quay in Cobh, along with Holland American Lines MS Nieuw Statendam.
With one more cruise ship left to dock this year, the Port of Cork’s 2018 cruise season is drawing to a close.
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Five Stars for Five Star

The five-star InterContinental Dublin iin Ballsbridge has been accredited five stars by the AA.


The hotel’s Seasons Restaurant was also awarded two AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence 2018.
Every hotel in the AA accreditation scheme has been personally visited by an AA inspector and the scheme is a benchmark for excellence in hospitality.
Nicky Logue, General Manager InterContinental Dublin said:
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China Partnership for CIE Tours

CIÉ Tours International has announced a partnership with the Irish Chinese Tourism Association (ICTA), entitled 'Love Green Tours'. 

cietour1218Dignitaries from the Chinese International Tourism Industry, along with Irish Tourist Representatives from Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland and partnering companies, (CIÉ Tours and ICTA) attended the launch in Malahide Castle on the 10th December, 2018.

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Students create food products

The Department of Tourism & Hospitality at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) hosted its annual Food Product Development Showcase. This event is the culmination of a 


semester’s work on the Bachelor of Business in Culinary Arts Degree and brings together modules in Culinary Entrepreneurship and Food Packaging & Design.
 The students work individually, or in groups, to develop an innovative food product, along with a Business Plan to support their product. Sixteen products were presented to a panel of judges which included David Chandler, Sales Director of Blenders and Julie Delaney, Brand Manager for Blenders, Shane Ryan, Sales Representative Blenders and Susan O'Shaughnessy, Senior Applications Specialist at Edlong,
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Dutch Silver for Ciaran

Ciaran McGregor, from Midleton, second year student in Culinary Studies in Cork Institute of Technology has been awarded a silver medal at the annual European Associatio


n of Hotel & Tourism Schools (AEHT) competition in Leeuwarden in The Netherlands. The Annual Conference is the AEHT’s flagship event and is held once a year in a different country; the programme includes meetings of the Presidium, the Executive Board, and the General Assembly, as well as a series of competitions, which enable students to compete with each other in a variety of disciplines.
  This year’s conference took place in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden. The conference provided an opportunity for a rich exchange of socio-cultural knowledge, of teaching materials and of professional knowledge and skills, as well as for the promotion of hotel and tourism training in Europe. Ten competitions with 280 competitors took place during this year’s conference in the areas of pastry, culinary arts, decathlon, restaurant service, wine service, cocktail, barista, front office, tourism destination and hospitality management. 
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