CELEBRATING: The Lake Hotel are celebrating this week after picking up five awards at the Irish Hotel awards on Monday. Pictured from left were: Javier Gonzalez (Duty Manager), Patrycja Makowska (Restaurant Assistant Manager), Noel Enright (Executive Head Chef) and Anthony Barber (Restaurant Manager).
It wasn’t just one – but five awards – The Lake Hotel, Killarney received at the Irish Hotel awards on Monday.
The beautiful four star, family owned hotel, was awarded ‘Overall Country House Hotel of the Year’, ‘Munster’s Country House Hotel of the Year’, ‘Romantic Hotel of the Year in Munster’ and ‘Best Hotel Restaurant in Munster’ in The Galmont Hotel & Spa in Galway.
However, one of the most esteemed awards taken home by The Lake Hotel on the night was the renowned title of ‘Chef of the Year’, presented to Executive Chef, Noel Enright, in recognition for culinary excellence.
The Irish Hotel awards celebrate the amazing commitment and dedication of the hospitality industry in Ireland to providing simply outstanding guest experiences, Sales and Marketing Manager, Sheila O’Callaghan explained.
“We are extremely proud of our team,” she said this week.
“To be recognised for excellence across so many categories is a fantastic achievement and to take two overall titles is phenomenal. These awards are a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our outstanding team.”
Executive Chef Noel Enright, Chef of the Year, has led the kitchen team at The Lake Hotel for over three years.
“Noel manages the kitchen teams for The Lakeside Bistro, The Piano Lounge and The Castlelough Restaurant. Noel and his team have designed a delectable menu, using the best of locally sourced produce. The Castlelough Restaurant has received a two AA Rosette awards for three consecutive years and has now been awarded ‘Best Hotel Restaurant in Munster’, this is due to the experience and commitment of Restaurant Manager, Anthony Barber, Chef Noel Enright and both their teams.” Noel has also been a key player in the local Chef Collab, bringing local chefs together, expanding networks and building connections with like-minded, passionate, career driven chefs, she added.