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Entry opens for Ireland’s Great Roast 2019 competition

Silken Thomas, KNORR Great Carvery Pub of the Year 2018 winner - Head Chef Jana Samalova serving customers a Knorr carvery lunch.

Entry is now open for Ireland’s Great Roast 2019 competition (formerly Great Carvery of the Year) up to a deadline of September 29. The competition, in association with Knorr Professional, searches to find the best roast served up by pubs and hotels across the island of Ireland.

Pubs and hotels from all four provinces can submit their entry via the Unilever Food Solutions website, stating why their roast should be crowned top roast dinner 2019, including images of their roast offer and a link or image of menus.

A shortlist of venues, featuring pubs and hotels from Munster, Leinster, Connaught and Ulster will be announced during the week commencing September 30. All of the shortlisted venues will be mystery dined to decide which ones will take away the provincial titles, and ultimately crowned Ireland’s Great Roast Pub 2019 and Ireland’s Great Roast Pub 2019.

“The Great Roast competition has grown from strength to strength since it began 10 years ago,” said Jim Reeves, customer director, Unilever Food Solutions. “To facilitate a broader menu offering, we have optimised the entry requirements, opening it to any pub or hotel that regularly serves roast dinners.

“Ireland’s Great Roast 2019 continues to seek out the best of the best in Irish culinary tradition, rewarding their competencies for exceptional, great-tasting roast dinners. As always, we are on the lookout for great quality food and service, cleanliness and value for money, and we are extremely excited to take this competition to a new level.”

As well as winning the prestigious title of Ireland’s Great Roast 2019, the overall pub and hotel winners will have a chance to win up to €3,000 worth of kitchen equipment, Chef Rewards points and branded chef jackets.

To learn more about the competition and register, visit

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