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Taste of Cork chef collab for CBA President’s Dinner & Awards
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Taste of Cork chef collab for CBA President’s Dinner & Awards

Broadcast legend and entrepreneur Bobby Kerr has been confirmed as the MC for the Cork Business Association’s 65th annual President’s Dinner & Awards ceremony next week. 

The prestigious event, which takes place at the newly renovated Cork’s Vienna Woods Hotel on Saturday 23rd April, is always a highlight for local businesses and foodies.  It’s the ‘Cork dinner party you can’t miss’ because of its renowned emphasis on showcasing the best local produce that can be found in Cork.  Each year Cork’s top hotel chefs collaborate with award winning local producers to create a ‘Taste of Cork’ menu, in collaboration with CBA Director Claire Nash and the chosen venue.  The executive head chefs chosen for this year’s event are Shane O’Brien, Hayfield Manor, Chris O’Sullivan, Cork International Hotel, Stuart Dardis, Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Kevin Brady, Trident Hotel Kinsale, Meeran Manzor, The Blue Haven Kinsale and Aidan O’Driscoll, Cork’s Vienna Woods.

The CBA President’s Dinner, which is almost sold out, will help raise funds for the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.  Guests will also hear from the CBA’s newly elected President Kevin Herlihy from Herlihy Centra Group on his plans for the city, and there will be a host of entertainment on the evening.

A highlight of the event each year is the announcement of the winners of the CBA Cork Business of the Year Awards.  An incredible 20,000 public votes were cast for the finalists over the past month and the independent judging panel are deliberating the final decision. 

Tickets to the dinner cost €150.  The event is the main annual fundraiser for the Cork Business Association, which is a not-for-profit organisation, and proceeds will also go to the President’s chosen charity partner, the Irish Red Cross Ukraine appeal.  www.CBAAwards.ie

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