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16th Oct 2019

Ireland’s ‘Chef Of The Year’ Has Been Announced

Brian Dillon

Ireland’s top chef for 2020 has been announced, and it’s a man who hails from gorgeous Donegal.

Chris McMenamin, who is the head chef at Harvey’s Point in Tawnyvorgal, County Donegal, was given the prestigious title of Ulster and All-Ireland Chef Of The Year at the YesChef Ireland Awards in Sligo last night

McMenamin started working at Harvey’s Point at the young age of 13 years old.

Having started off washing dishes and progressing on to study at Killybegs Catering College, he has now gone on to do his county proud on a national level.

And Chris wasn’t the only notable winner at last night’s ceremony.

La Cote Seafood Restaurant in Wexford took home the award for Seafood Restaurant of the Year, while The Mustard Seed scooped the award for Country House Restaurant of the Year.

Cork’s Greene’s restaurant picked up two accolades last night: Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year as well as Restaurant of the Year.

Other winners included Ciaran Smyth of Ghan House in County Louth who won the title of Young Chef of the Year and Castello Italia in County Antrim which took home Italian Restaurant of the Year.