Europe deemed the supreme winner at elite awards

Alex Nahke, Executive Head Chef, the Europe Hotel and Resort (left) and Michael Brennan, Managing Director, Killarney Hotels Collection celebrate their success

The five-star Europe Hotel and Resort in Killarney has scooped no less than three prestigious awards at the 2023 Good Food Ireland Awards which were presented a gala luncheon in the K-Club in Kildare on Monday.

The Fossa hotel was recognised with a best-in-class award for delivering a high-quality dining experience, showcasing seasonal Irish ingredients and, to make the day even more memorable, it was awarded Hotel of the Year and Supreme Winner at the business lunch.

The five-star Europe Hotel and Resort

Michael Brennan, Managing Director of Killarney Hotels Collection, said executive head chef, Alex Nahke and his team put immense work and passion into the production and provision of food across the resort and they are honoured to be recognised for the continuous efforts.

“These awards are really a true testament to the team of the Europe Hotel and Resort,” he said.

The prizegiving event was attended by Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney and 300 guests, including Irish and international chefs, buyers, food and drink professionals, were also present.

Other Kerry businesses shortlisted included Rozzers Restaurant at the Killeen House Hotel which was one of eight finalists in the Culinary Haven of the Year category, Leaf & Larder Delicatessen and Bakery in Killorglin (Shop of the Year category) and Realt na Mara Shellfish, Cromane (Seafood Producer of the Year category). Setting the pace. It’s wise to advertise where it will be seen. Email: or Call 087-2229761