The ninth Knorr Great Carvery competition has been launched in a bid to find the best carvery offered by pubs and hotels on the island of Ireland.
The initiative aims to highlight the importance of good food as a contributor to the turnover of both the hotel and pub industry here.
The hotel category of last year's competition was won by Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel in Eniskillen, County Fermanagh.
Kevin Watson of Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel commented: “We would strongly encourage any hotel or pub thinking of entering the competition to do so.
"Not only can the recognition help to boost business, but it raises standards both back and front of house. There is nothing like competitive spirit to get your team motivated!
"Our top tip would be to source as much as possible locally. For us, it means we get the best cuts from our meat supplier and the freshest vegetables from our grocer.”
Meanwhile the top pub for carvery in 2017 was Beaumont House in Dublin 9.
Dermot Carew of Beaumont House said: “In 2016 we won the Leinster title but it’s even better to win the all-Ireland one. As the largest carvery in the country, we pride ourselves on delivering fresh, hearty food to our customers. It’s great to be recognised for that service.”
Local businesses have until June 30 to enter the competition and can do so at: www.ufs.com/carvery