Entries Now Open For Ireland's Great Roast 2019 Competition

By Dave Simpson
Entries Now Open For Ireland's Great Roast 2019 Competition

Ireland's Great Roast 2019 competition (previously known as Great Carvery of the Year competition) is underway. The competition, in association with Knorr® Professional, searches to find the best roast served up by pubs and hotels across the island of Ireland.  

Entries for the all-new Ireland's Great Roast are open between now and September 29, 2019. Pubs and hotels from all four provinces can submit their entries via the Unilever Food Solutions website and entry couldn't be easier. Simply explain why your roast should be crowned top roast dinner 2019 and include a photo of your roast as well as a link to or photo of your menu.


A shortlist of venues, made up of pubs and hotels from Munster, Leinster, Connaught and Ulster, will be announced the week commencing September 30. All of the shortlisted venues will be mystery dined to decide which ones will take away the provincial titles as well as be crowned "Ireland's Great Roast Pub 2019" and "Ireland's Great Roast Hotel 2019".

Seeking Out "The Best Of The Best In Irish Culinary Tradition"

Launching the revamped Ireland's Great Roast 2019 competition, Unilever Food Solutions customer director Jim Reeves stated, "The Great Roast competition has grown from strength to strength since it began ten years ago. 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.

Previous Winners' Statements

Speaking about winning last year's competition, Rachael Kohler, marketing manager at the Castle Hotel of Macroom in Cork, said, "We were delighted and honoured to have won this title. It's great to receive recognition for the hard work of our team. Delivering fresh, delicious food using local produce is our ethos, and we were delighted to be rewarded for fulfilling that promise."

Commenting on his experience of winning in 2018, Brian Flanagan of the Silken Thomas in Kildare asserted, "We were incredibly happy and proud of the win. It reinforced the stamp of approval we get from our customers coming into us week in, week out."

Where To Register

Registration for Ireland's Great Roast 2019 is open to ROI and NI pubs and hotels until September 29. Venues can learn more about the competition and register by visiting

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