Head Chef Rob Krawczyk from Brabazon Restaurant was crowned Best Chef in Leinster at the Restaurant Assoication of Ireland National Awards held in the Double Tree Hotel, Dublin, Monday 25th May 2015.
The Annual National RAI awards is always a huge event, where Restauranteurs travel the length and breadth of the country to compete, celebrate and congratulate their peers in the biggest industry event in the annual calendar.
Rob Krawczyk, earned the well-deserved title of Best Chef in Leinster, where he joined other provincial winners. Having retained his county title of Best Chef in Meath for 2014 and 2015, Rob who has gained terrific critical acclaim from the likes of Paulo Tuillio (10 /10 for food) and has earned Brabazon Restaurant a place in the top 10 Restaurants for the year, from Gillian Neilis of Sunday Business Post, and Katy McGuinness of The Gloss.
The annual awards ceremony received more than 30,000 nominations in its various categories, “the awards this year have been the biggest, brightest and the best. The RAI national awards are the awards everyone wants to be associated with, and everyone in the industry wants to be a winner” according to Restaurant Association of Ireland President Anthony Gray.
Krawczyk has been at the helm in Brabazon at Tankardstown since February 2014. Since joining Tankardstown, he has introduced an in house smoker along with tantalising new menus for both The Cellar and Brabazon. Rob grew up in a house where food was foraged and created from local seasonal produce where possible. A rule he still runs with today and many of the dishes on his tasting menus in particular are based on what is available for fresh picking from the Walled Kitchen Garden and Polytunnels on the Tankardstown estate.
On Friday 26th June, Rob Krawczyk will host the Friday Night Project at Tankardstown, an event where Rob champions a local food producers using their products in one or two courses of a 5 Course Tasting Menu.
Friday 26th June will see local producers Mark Jenkinson of Cockagee Cider and Michael Finnegan of Boyne Valley Blue Cheese as the focal point for the evening.
It's a night not to be missed.