Waterford Winner of Foodie Destinations 2019!

Waterford Announced as Winner of Foodie Destinations 2019!

Waterford has been announced as the winner of Foodie Destinations 2019, an initiative run the Restaurants Association of Ireland and kindly sponsored by FBD Insurance. Waterford was announced as the winner of the competition at a ceremony in Mount Juliet, in Kilkenny, where the 2019 Finalists had gathered to hear the winners of Foodie Destinations 2019.

Votes from the public were combined with a score from a judging visit to decide the overall winner. Taste Causeway came in second place, and The Food Coast Donegal came in third place.

Waterford Winner of Foodie Destinations 2019!

Speaking about the entry from Waterford, the judges said that they were blown away by how much effort the community had put in to making Waterford a real foodie experience. They said there was a great sense of community evident on their visit, with both big and small local companies getting involved. There was great local awareness, as well as pride and passion, for food and food tourism in the area. They enjoyed seeing chefs and producers working so closely together to provide the best experience possible for visitors to the area.

Speaking at the ceremony, CEO of the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Adrian Cummins said “I’d like to offer a massive congratulations to Waterford. It’s clear that a huge amount of time and effort has gone into making it a foodie destination worth visiting and it is clear that it is a very co-ordinated effort run by people who are passionate about food in Waterford. I’d also like to congratulate the other finalists: it’s not easy to get this far, and all of the applications were very impressive. Each and every finalist should be very proud of getting so far.”

WIYP says

“We have so much to offer here in Waterford and now with this fantastic win as Foodie Destination 2019 we really have something to celebrate.  Visitors and locals alike can enjoy a food offering that can be traced from farm to fork.  This award is something that we can be very proud of and rightly so.  There are so many people that have worked very hard in the background providing training, knowledge sharing and so much more, to ensure that our food is in a class of it’s own”.

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