The Food Awards Ireland saw a gathering of stars from various businesses come together in a celebration of the food industry in Ireland. In its first year, The Food Awards Ireland celebrated and rewarded the very best in the industry. Based on public votes, the awards honored the talented individuals and businesses dedicated to delivering constant professionalism, amazing service and fantastic food to their customers. Creative Oceanic have been delivering the Food Awards for the past four years in Belfast, London, Glasgow, Cardiff and Manchester with huge success.

After tough competition, accolades presented on the night included Best Irish Produce, Cafe/ Bistro of the Year to the much sought after Restaurant of the Year.

Creative Oceanic delivered the awards successfully by bringing all the specialists from across the food industry in an evening of celebration. Irfan Younis of event organisers Creative Oceanic said: “This is the first time that this ceremony has taken place in Ireland and it was amazing to see so many people come out to support the nominees. The food industry is showing great signs of growth in Ireland, with some amazing new food places being opened across the country. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists and we thank everyone who participated to make this night a memorable event.”

In addition, the event provided a worthwhile opportunity for a very special cause. It helped to raise €2,400 for the official charity partner in Ireland, LauraLynn which is a hospice for children with life-limiting conditions and residential care for young adults with disabilities.

And the winners are:

- Cookery School of the Year went to Multyfarnham Cookery School (Westmeath)

- Best Oriental Establishment went to Wau Asian Cuisine (Trim)

- Best Indian Establishment went to Bombay Pantry (Bray)

- Best Italian Establishment went to Toscana Restaurant (Dún Laoghaire)

- Best World Cuisine went to Zaytoon (Dublin)

- Wholesaler Bakery of the Year went to Arbutus Bread (Cork)

- Wholesaler of the Year went to Scallan’s Food Service (Wexford)

- Best Mediterranean Establishment went to Salamanca Tapas Bar & Restaurant (Dublin)

- Dessert Outlet of the Year went to Dolce Sicily (Dublin)

- Best Irish Produce went to Joe’s Farm Crisps (Cork)

- Best Street Food went to Veginity (Dublin)

- Hotel Restaurant of the Year went to Castle Murray House Hotel & Restaurant (Dunkineely)

- Takeaway of the Year went to The Monte Carlo (Monaghan)

- Dairy Food Provider of the Year went to Traditional Cheese Co (Dublin)

- Fresh Produce Provider of the Year went to Gold River Farm (Leinster)

- Meat Supplier of the Year went to M & K Meats Ltd (Dublin)

- Best Mexican Establishment went to Cafe Mexicana (Cork)

- Seafood Supplier of the Year went to Ocean Marine (Dublin)

- Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year went to Dax Restaurant (Dublin)

- Best Seafood Establishment went to Matt the Thresher (Dublin)

- Retail Bakery of the Year went to Griffin’s Bakery Cafe (Galway)

- Best Vegetarian Establishment went to Govinda’s Vegetarian Restaurant (Dublin)

For a full list of winners and further details follow the awards on Facebook.