Leading Irish Chef Noel McMeel has been hailed as a “Hospitality Hero” at many prestigious industry awards ceremony
“Having worked around the world, it’s clear that we have something very unique to offer guests from both home and abroad, in terms of our incredible local produce and the warmth of our hospitality. I work with some of the most innovative and passionate suppliers, the most passionate in-house teams and dedicated individuals who have been the backbone of the industry over the years, and I’m proud to have played a role in developing the hospitality sector here alongside them”
After training at Ballymena Technical College, the Northern Ireland Hotel and Catering College (NIHCC) and Belfast Institute Noel McMeel landed his first job as an apprentice chef at the Villager, Crossgar, Adare Manor followed by Paul and Jeanne Rankin at Roscoff in Belfast.
In 1988, Noel won a prestigious scholarship to the United States in Johnson and Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island and Boston University allowing him to work with some of the most respected chefs in the world.
On returning to Northern Ireland, Noel worked as Head Chef at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel, Londonderry for six years, before opening Trompets Restaurant in Magherafelt which featured in the Michelin, AA Guide, Harpers & Queen Restaurant Guide and the John McKenna’s Bridgestone Irish Food Guide.
Noel has also worked as Executive Head Chef at Castle Leslie, Co. Monaghan, with responsibility for Castle and Hunting Lodge cuisine, Castle Leslie food products, Castle Leslie Cookery School, where he famously catered for Sir Paul McCartney’s wedding to Heather Mills.
A TV regular, Noel has appeared on the Great British Menu and the BBC Two series, Food Poker, in autumn 2007, and is a contributor to RTE’s Afternoon Show for many years and as well as many shows on CBS and PBS America. His book “Irish Pantry” won the the third best cook book in the world at the world cook book fair 2013 in China.
Now firmly established at Lough Erne Resort, Noel has introduced his own particular brand of modern Irish cooking to a new and discerning audience. Noel McMeel arrived at Lough Erne Resort with a simple philosophy: sourcing, preparing and serving fresh food in season. In Northern Ireland and Fermanagh, we are fortunate to have some of the finest ingredients at our fingertips. We are privileged to be in a position to work with a diverse array of superb raw material. Noel’s passion for food and his vibrant personality shine through in all he achieves, from finding the best local suppliers to inspiring his team of carefully selected chefs.
All Food Sessions
Venue:The Model09:00 AM - 09:20 AM
Coffee10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Lunch – Best of Sligo Produce
Food Symposium Delegates Menu – Click Here to download12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Coffee Break03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Closing Address & Q&A
Moderator: Aoife Carrigy04:30 PM
Venue:The Model09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
Coffee Break – day 211:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lovely Sligo Lunch
Food Symposium Delegates Menu – Click Here to download01:00 PM - 01:45 PM