Shannon College of Hotel Management hosted the prestigious Ireland Skills Restaurant Service Final last week.
The competition, which showcases the traditions of craft training within in the area of restaurant service, took place over three days from Wednesday to Friday.
Shannon College of Hotel Management was selected to host this year’s final due to its great success in the Ireland Skills competition over the past 2 years, with our students winning the Failte Ireland preputial trophy on both occasions.
This year saw two Institutes of Technology (WIT and LIT) compete alongside students from the Shannon College of Hotel Management. Over the course of the three days the competitors demonstrated craft skills in the areas of fine dining, banqueting, beverage service and guéridon service.
An added attraction this year was the opportunity for the top three finalists to go forward for interview for the right to be chosen as part of Team Ireland, at the forthcoming 43rd World Skills Competition in São Paulo, Brazil in August 2015.
The competition finished with a closing awards ceremony on Friday where Alina Sile from the Shannon College of Hotel Management won the overall competition.