Terri Gallagher, Deirdre CLinton and Joe Clinton Receiving Awards from Salon Culinaire

Congratulations to Smugglers Creeks Head Chef Deirdre Clinton, Chefs Joe Clinton and Terri Gallagher who formed the experienced team that competed and won two prestigious awards at the Salon Culinaire, Hotelympia in London at the end of February.

Hotelympia London took place on 26 February to 1 March this year. It is the UK’s largest exhibition for foodservice and hospitality with over 8,000 chefs visited the event. Salon Culinaire is the beating heart of Hotelympia for all chefs, where over 80 competition classes were hosted. It attracted chefs from all over the world to test themselves in the limelight.

Smugglers Creek team competed in two separate competitions. In the Display category,  they won a Silver medal in a Platter of Fish and Crustacea. The team also competed in the Terinex Master Chefs Challenge where they won a Bronze medal.

Platter of Fish & Crustacea

“We are absolutely thrilled about the awards that our chefs achieved in Hotelympia, London. They faced fierce competition from chefs around the world with incredible culinary skills yet achieved great results by scooping two prestigious awards. We are so proud to have such a culinary team with great talents working at Smugglers Creek Inn producing outstanding quality food for our customers, everyday. We would like to thank  our sponsors from Albatross Seafood, Killybeg, Starcrest Seafood, Donegal Town and Texoil,  Ballyshannon, John Scott , Rossnowalgh/Ballintra who designed and constructed the stand for the platter, Laghey artist Paul Rush who painted a pastillage scene of Rossnowlagh beach, our Manager Marh Rush and front of house staff Gerry Cullen who travlled andprovided essential support to the team to make this event possible. ” said Proprietor, Emily Browne.