Smugglers Creek Celebrate Winning Multiple Awards at CATEX 2013

Mark, Deirdre, Terri, Joe & Emily at CATEX 2013

The Chefs from Smugglers Creek Inn, Joe & Deirdre Clinton, Commis Chef Terri Gallagher and Gabriel McSharry took part as a team in the International Culinary Competitions at CATEX, the food service event of the year took place at the RDS, Dublin on 19th-21st Feb 2013.

Terri competed in the Junior Terrine, Junior Pasta & Open Class Pork competitions. She took the Class Winner of the Junior Terrine and a Silver Medal, another Silver Medal in the Junior Pasta. She also won the third Silver medal in the Open Class Pork where Junior & Senior Chefs competed.

Gabriel competed in the Junior Terrine & Junior Pasta which he took home a Silver & Bronze medal. He also took part in the Young Chef of the Year Competition and received a Certificate of Merit.

Joe & Deirdre competed in two team events in the Hot Salon. Firstly, the Prestigious Mystery Basket where they won two Bronze medals, they then took part in the Master Chef’s Challenge sponsored by Nestle which they won two Gold medals.

Deirdre competed in the International Cold Salon with a Donegal Seafood Platter winning yet another Gold Medal.

“We are so proud of our chefs’ achievements at CATEX 2013. They faced intense competition from other experienced chefs with great culinary skills yet achieved brilliant results, bringing back 3 Gold, 4 Silver and 3 Bronze medals. It’s our privilege to come in each day and work alongside our talented chefs. We feel so lucky to be part of such a dedicated and hard-working team. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors Michael Doherty for his wooden platter which was used in the Terrine competition, Albatross Seafood and Alistair McClay from Starcrest Seafood for their continue support .”said Proprietor, Emily Browne and General Manager, Mark Rush.

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