Lough Erne Resort’s Noel McMeel, Executive Head Chef at the luxurious five-star Fermanagh hotel, has been named ‘Best Chef in Ulster 2018’ at the annual Good Eating Guide to Ireland awards.
Commenting on the award, General Manager at Lough Erne Resort, William Kirby, said: “Noel’s unique take on modern Irish cooking transforms fresh produce from the best local suppliers into the crème-de-la-crème of contemporary fine-dining.”
He added: “With fantastic service, a passion and flair for food and an illustrious career, the impressive accolade of ‘Best Chef in Ulster’ comes as no surprise to those who are familiar with Noel’s mastery in the kitchen.”
Priding himself on a career dedicated to finding, preparing and serving the best fresh, seasonal dishes, Noel’s impressive CV boasts highlights such as creating a menu for world leaders including Barack Obama at the G8 summit, and catering for high profile musicians such as Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney, to Hollywood film stars such as Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson.
Noel also shares his expertise through regular TV and radio appearances across NI, ROI and GB having featured on The Great British Menu and held a regular slot on RTE’s popular Afternoon Show, where his passion for cooking and promoting local produce shines through.
The Good Eating Guide to Ireland annual awards are renowned for recognising and decorating the best chefs in Ireland, with results based on the votes of industry experts from all parts of the country.
For more information about Noel and Lough Erne’s dining options, visit lougherneresort.com.