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Classic Cook off

29th March 2019 - 3:30pm

Niall Mc Donnell (Head of Sales Classic Collection) with Master Chef Jacinta Mc Glynn.

Niall Mc Donnell (Head of Sales Classic Collection) with Master Chef Jacinta Mc Glynn.

Classic Collection Holidays in conjunction with Aegean, Aldemar and Dublin Airport.

Who took my tonque? Niall Mc Donnell (Head of Sales Ireland Classic Collection Holidays) brought a fun event to the Irish travel trade when he joined a cook-off in Cooks Academy in Dublin in conjunction with Symposseo to celebrate their 10th anniversary. With Dublin Airport, Aldemar Resorts and Aegean Airlines, Classic Collection Holidays got cooks and would-be chefs together to dabble in the culinary arts and eat the fruits of their labour. Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz) was delighted to join in this night of ‘Travel Master Chef’! When olive oil and wine are in the mix with Greek Gourmet Touring, it definitely wasn’t Hell’s Kitchen!

 

Representing 10 years of Greek tastes on tour, Marlen Godwin (UK Press Office for Aldemar) introduced our upmarket Aldemar Resort chefs to demonstrate skills. Lynda Betsch (Aegean) spoke passionately and advised Aegean’s great connections from Dublin into Athens and beyond with Michelle Riley (Dublin Airport) accommodating the links between. We made tryopita (cheese pastries), olive soup, sea bass in vine leaves and fennel flavoured veggie mix. A complete classic! Greek wines, ouzo and traditional Irish and Greek hospitality blended in a wonderfully classy evening. Many hands made light work, but it was all Greek to me!


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Niall Mc Donnell (Head of Sales Classic Collection) with Master Chef Jacinta Mc Glynn.
Niall Mc Donnell (Head of Sales Classic Collection)
Beware Greeks bearing gifts! Giorgos, Ioannis and Manolis - Aldemar Resorts executive chefs
Lynda Betsch (Aegean), Olwyn Mc Kinney (Amadeus), Niall Mc Donnell (Head of Sales Classic Collection Holidays) and Gwen Kelly (Freelance)
Ioannis, Manolis, Giorgos (Aldemar Resorts Executive chefs), Lynda Betsch (Aegean) and Michelle Riley (Dublin Airport)
Shiane Liepa, Federica di Pilatoand and Fionnuala Connolly (all FCM)
Dominic & Bernie Burke (Travel Centres)
Charley Griffin and Sarah Jane Jones (both Cassidy Travel), Alan Preston (Click&Go;), Olwyn Mc Kinney (Amadeus), Gwen Kelly (Freelance) and Ivor, Deepak and Wesley (all Click&Go;)
Bernie Burke (Travel Centres), Michelle Riley (Dublin Airport) and Lynda Betsch (Aegean)
Bernie Burke (Travel Centres), Jacinta Mc Glynn (Travelbiz), Michelle Riley (Dublin Airport) and Lynda Betsch (Aegean)
It’s one of Niall’s infamous omelettes.
All happy.

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