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Bowe Back For Best Carvery Competition

Published on Apr 19 2013 4:07 PM in Technology

Bowe Back For Best Carvery Competition

Ireland and Ulster rugby ace Tommy Bowe is back as competition ambassador for the fourth annual Great Carvery of the Year competition. The all-island event is firmly established as the premier carvery test on Ireland and Northern Ireland’s culinary calendar. Bowe, as competition ambassador, is calling on pubs and hotels across the country to fire up their carvery units in a bid to be crowned Ireland’s Great Carvery Public House of the Year and Great Carvery Hotel of the Year. “Last year’s competition was really great fun. I was blown away by the response from pubs and hotels across the country, and was even more impressed by the calibre of venues that made it through to last year’s Grand Final," said Bowe. “Looking forward to this year’s competition, I’m excited to see how the pubs and hotels in Ireland and Northern Ireland will raise the bar again. Last year’s winners – the Elm Tree in Cork and Harvey’s Point in Donegal – have set an exceptionally high standard, but, looking at the number the quality venues in all 32 counties, I’m confident that we’re going to have some serious competition served up.” Each year, the Great Carvery of the Year competition acknowledges Ireland and Northern Ireland’s love of carvery, recognising the very best pub and hotel carveries that the island has to offer. Looking forward to this year’s competition is Mark McCarthy from Unilever Food Solutions, who will lead the judging panel for the third year running. “Great Carvery is a really special competition,” explains McCarthy, “and, judging by the response we get year on year, it is clear that carvery is something that remains close to the hearts of the nation." Due to the success of last year’s online public vote, this year it has been decided to introduce a text vote alongside the online campaign. The registration deadline for Great Carvery of the Year 2013 is Sunday, 26th May. Visit

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