The editors of the Irish Examiner have won top prizes at this year’s Irish Food Writing Awards.
The competition, organized to reward and share excellence in writing and producing content about Irish cuisine, brought together journalists, chefs, photographers and many more at Fallon & Byrne in Dublin for a ceremony on Thursday evening.
Irish Examiner writers received nominations in categories that included writing about sustainability in Irish cuisine, writing about Irish food producers, emerging food writer of the year, writing about restaurants, writing about cooking and writing about wine.
The Irish Examiner i.e. the food was among the publications nominated in the magazine or dietary supplement category, with Food and Wine Magazine winning the most important title of the evening.
Across all categories with a panel of 21 internationally acclaimed judges from the global food world, 80 finalists and over 250 entries for this year’s awards, Irish Examiner columnist Caroline Hennessy won the award for her writing on Irish food producers .
Meanwhile, Irish Examiner and The Echo writer Kate Ryan beat the competition to win the food writing category overnight.
Irish Examiner agricultural journalist Kathleen O’Sullivan has been nominated in the categories of Emerging Food Writer of the Year, as well as articles on Irish food producers.
Columnist Colm O’Gorman was one of the finalists in the food writing category, along with writer Michelle Darmody.
Writers Caroline Hennessy and Michelle Darmody were also nominated in the sustainability writing category.
Weekend writer Leslie Williams was a finalist in the wine writing category, as well as the restaurant writing category.
Restaurant critic and food writer Joe McNamee was also a finalist in the restaurant writing category.
The awards were founded by Suzanne Campbell and Paul O’Connor.