Dunbrody Cookery School on All-Ireland shortlist
Kevin Dundon's Dunbrody Cookery School has been shortlisted in the Awards Industry category of Avonmore's Best Cookery School in the 2016 Irish Restaurant Awards.
The cookery school, at Dunbrody Country House, Arthurstown, is up against nine other establishments all fighting for the All-Ireland Best Cookery School title. Among the other nominees is the Neven Maguire Cookery School in Cavan and Ballymaloe Cookery School in Cork.
The Industry categories differ from the Awards Main categories whereby only members of the Restaurants Association can nominate. However, both members and non-members are eligible to receive a nomination. Unlike the Awards Main categories, Industry category nominees do not receive a mystery guest inspection.
Instead, nominations are judged and shortlisted by a National Awards Academy and independently assessed by the Awards auditors, BDO, before a final winner is selected in each category.
The overall winner will be announced at the All-Ireland Irish Restaurant Awards on Monday next, May 16, in the DoubleTree by Hilton, Dublin.