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Topflight & Top Chef Catherine Fulvio

30th November 2019 - 12:00pm

Catherine Fulvio with Shauna Kelly (Topflight)

Catherine Fulvio with Shauna Kelly (Topflight)

Topflight hosted an Italian evening to celebrate the launch of the 2020 Topflight Italy brochure. Trade and press were welcomed to Ballyknocken House & Culinary School in Wicklow, run by celebrity chef, Catherine Fulvio. Much like the venue, Topflight is a multi-award winning company focused on authentic holiday experiences and aptly choose the venue to launch the 2020 season.


Tony Collins (Chairman Topflight Travel Group); “We are delighted to present our Italy brochure for 2020, showcasing the variety that Italy and indeed our Italian programme has to offer. From soft, sandy beaches to mountain-lined lakes, cosmopolitan cities to rolling countryside hills, with over 40 years of experience, we are here to help you discover it all”.


Tony Collins commented that this year’s focus for Topflight has been on customer service with a significant investment in training and development across all levels and divisions within the company to the extent that they confidently boast having the best customer service in the business. As any of the trade know, happy customer leads to a much happier life at work. As previously reported by Travelbiz, following feedback from the trade, Topflight no longer offer online discounts so customers pay the same price online as with an agent.


Attendees tried their hand at some fantastic Italian dishes under the watchful eye of Catherine and her team. The menu consisted Tuscan bean soup with smokey bacon and parmesan, open ravioli with chicken, white wine and mushroom sauce and an apple cake made with oil, Christmas spices and zesty lemon.

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Catherine Fulvio with Shauna Kelly (Topflight)
Josephine and Mark Clifford (O'Hanrahan Travel) with Maria Neary and Elaine Sheridan (O’Callaghan Travel) and Maurice Shiels (Topflight)
Catherine Fulvio helps us cook up a storm thanks to Topflight
The Topflight team
Catherine Fulvio helps us cook up a storm thanks to Topflight
Maria Neary (O'Callaghan Travel) and Lynsey Mackay (Topflight)
Shauna Kelly getting serious with the eggs
Ciara Mooney (Freedom Travel) and Sandra Mooney (Cassidy Travel)
Kamil Stochmal (Best4Travel) with the Cassidy gang and Tony Collins (Topflight)
Catherine Fulvio tries her best to teach the trade to make fresh pasta
Tony Collins (Topflight) with Catherine Fulvio
Delicious nibbles on our arrival
We made this! Open ravioli with chicken white wine and mushroom sauce
Apple cake made with oil, Christmas spices and zesty lemon
It wouldn’t be an Italian night out without a limoncello

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