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Brakes team up with YesChef to Launch 2016 Awards

The search to find Ireland’s best Chefs, restaurants, pubs and staff is on as nominations open for the 2016 YesChef Awards. 

The 2016 YesChef Awards, sponsored by local foodservice provider Brakes, will recognise and reward the heroes of Ireland’s hospitality industry at a showpiece event in October at the Hodson Bay Hotel. 

Nominations, open 20th May2015, are welcome from any restaurant, chef, pub or member of hospitality staff who feels their contribution to Ireland’s hospitality industry deserves to be recognised. The Awards, now in its 2nd year, features a wide range of categories, including:

There are 11 categories including "Best Hotel Restaurant", "Best Seafood Restaurant", "Best Fine Dining Restaurant" and Best World Food Restaurant" as well as Best Hotel Restaurant Chef and Best Fine Dining Chef, with a winner announced for each province. 

The YesChef Awards is sponsored by Brakes, one of Ireland’s leading foodservice providers. The company has five depots across the island in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Strabane and Lisburn. Gareth Clements, Ireland Sales Director at Brakes, comments:

“The YesChef Awards is one of the food industry’s headline events and Brakes was incredibly keen to get involved with this year’s ceremony. Our company ethos is about championing the very best in Irish food and the YesChef Awards provides us with the opportunity to recognise and reward the incredible food and staff behind the country’s top restaurants and pubs. For chefs, pubs, restaurants and front of house staff, it’s a top honour to be recognised by YesChef and I’d encourage as many nominations as possible from right across the industry.” 

YesChef Publisher Shane Smith added:
“The YesChef Awards is now in its 2nd year and is fast becoming one of the premier events in the hospitality calendar. Having a sponsor like Brakes gives the awards and even greater platform to shine and I’d like to thank Gareth and his team for their support. I’d also like to say thank you to the event’s other sponsors, Flo Gas, Johnsons Coffee and Kettle Foods for coming onboard.” 
The YesChef Awards is an event organised by YesChef magazine, the magazine for lovers of good food. First published in 2007 as Cook for Ulster YesChef, the magazine has evolved and now incorporates Ireland as well as Northern Ireland. During the past four years,ithas also developed a Scottish edition which has gone from strength to strength. 
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