Silken Thomas, Kildare, wins overall title of Ireland’s Great Roast 2021 in association with Knorr® Professional
It’s official, the title of Ireland’s Great Roast 2021 competition in association with Knorr® Professional has been announced and goes to the Silken Thomas pub in Kildare. The competition, in association with Knorr® Professional, celebrates the best of roast dinners offered by hospitality venues right across the country.
The Silken Thomas is no stranger to winning and has previously won the title of Great Carvery of the Year – Pub in 2018, also carried out in association with Knorr® Professional.
This year’s competition was as hotly contested as previous years with pubs, hotels and restaurants from right across the country entering for the much-coveted title of Great Roast Ireland 2021. Twenty venues were shortlisted to be mystery dined, where each was scored for the quality of their food as well as customer service and overall value.
Speaking about the win, Brian Flannagan of the Silken Thomas said: “I’m delighted for the team that we’ve won Ireland’s Great Roast competition. They work hard every day to produce the best quality food for our customers. Over the past 20 years, we have continued to focus on ensuring we used the freshest and best quality ingredients possible. Fresh produce cooked correctly will never disappoint.
“We serve over 1,250 roast dinners each week and make sure each one is as good as the last. We’ve a very loyal customer base in Kildare so consistency is important. But we also take great pride in the hospitality and warm welcome each customer gets.”
Audrey Crone, Executive Chef at Unilever Food Solutions highlighted the standard of the food this year. “Given the challenges faced by the hospitality sector over the past 18 months, we were really pleased to see that the focus on serving quality food hasn’t waned. It takes time and care to prepare and cook quality roast meals. So, it’s important we recognise this with awards like Ireland’s Great Roast competition. It’s a huge credit to the management, chef and service team at the Silken Thomas and it’s fantastic they are acknowledged with this win.”
On winning the competition, the Silken Thomas gets €3,000 towards catering equipment as well as marketing and PR support.
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