About the Awards
Now in their 29th year, the Gold Medal Awards are recognised as the leading independent awards programme for the Irish hospitality industry.
Judged by industry experts, the Hotel & Catering Review Gold Medal Awards recognise and reward excellence in hospitality and catering operations across the island of Ireland. These awards encourage and applaud hotels, restaurants, guest houses, spa and leisure facilities, event caterers, healthcare caterers, site caterers, as well as individuals and teams, that achieve the highest standard of product and service in the industry.
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The awards will be presented at a black-tie gala dinner on the 26th of September 2017 at The Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny.
Entries are now open! Click on the button below to enter the awards!
A critical feature of the Gold Medal Awards is the credibility of the judging process. Every entrant in every category is benchmarked against a strict set of criteria. The shortlisted are blind site inspected by the Gold Medal Awards judging panel which is comprised of respected industry experts from across the hospitality sectors.
Once the post site inspection scores have been compiled, the judges have a final meeting to decide finalists and ultimately the winners in each adjudicated category.
The Gold Medal Awards are attended by senior decision makers across the hospitality industry, From group directors and business owners to general managers, chefs, catering managers, senior banqueting and front of house staff, food service suppliers and distributors, this year, over 600 top hospitality industry professionals will be there to celebrate the Gold Medal Awards winners in Kilkenny.
In 2016 we had over 25,000 online votes, a twitter reach of 3.2million and press coverage worth €265,000.
If you would like to engage with this targeted hospitality audience please contact the Gold Medal Awards Team on 014322212.
The Gold Medal Awards offered Febrve the ideal opportunity to showcase our wines, carefully selected to match the dinner menu
The Food Safety Professionals Association is pleased to be associated with the quality food and hospitality establishments in Ireland, particularly on the Wild Atlantic Way. We were delighted to see our clients getting their just rewards at the beautiful event on September 27th 2016.
The Gold Medal Awards was a terrific event. All of us here at Classic Drinks are proud to be associated with it. Lyrah Estate was a brilliant setting. Already looking forward to next year!