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Harcourt Developments and Lough Eske Castle announce YCYW Patronage
The Young Chef Young Waiter Awards promote hospitality as a career of choice to a new generation
 Tues 8th August 2023

Pictured: Clement Gaffney, Group Operations Manager Harcourt Hotels; Gordon Smyth, Group Executive Chef at Harcourt Hotels and Donal Cox, General Manager of Lough Eske Castle.

Harcourt Developments and the team at Lough Eske Castle, Donegal are honoured to announce their patronage for the Young Chef Young Waiter Awards 2023 which will be held at the Titanic Belfast on 19th September 2023. The competition, which promotes hospitality as a career of choice, a profession and a vocation to a new generation, is open to all young professional chefs and waiters under 28 years of age, from any background, working in the hospitality sector on the island of Ireland.

General Manager of Lough Eske Castle Dónal Cox commented; “We take pride in flying the flag for the hospitality industry and what better way than with the patronage of the Young Chef Young Waiter Ireland Awards 2023. Lough Eske Castle along with its owners, Harcourt Developments strive to inspire and motivate aspiring culinary and hospitality professionals, providing the confidence and encouragement they need to excel in their careers.”

Gordon Smyth, the award-winning Group Executive Chef at Harcourt Developments has been named as one of the judges on the panel for the YCYW Awards 2023, commented, “I am delighted to be part of this exceptional competition and given the opportunity to support and nurture our fellow culinary and hospitality colleagues in forging their career in this fast paced and ever-changing industry.”

Clement Gaffney, Group Hotels Operation’s Manager of Harcourt Developments commented, “We own and operate five hospitality venues across the Island of Ireland and continuously encourage our team, who are from all over the world, to develop their career in this exciting industry. Working closely with the YCYW Ireland Awards 2023, our aim is to highlight hospitality as a long-term career path.”

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