Niall Keating awarded Michelin Young European Chef of the Year Accolade

We are so very proud to share the news that our Executive Chef, Niall Keating collected a prestigious award from Michelin at a ceremony in Budapest that included some of the worlds very best chefs.

Niall was up against four other Michelin chefs from across Europe in the final to win the coveted Michelin Young Chef Award 2018. Niall was presented with the award at the European Michelin Guide Star Day in Budapest.

Some of the biggest names in the industry were in the room, Guy Savoy, Georges Blanc, Elena Arzak, Pascal Barbot, Quique Dacosta and Raymond Blanc.

The award marks Niall’s career success to date, gaining a Michelin star and his culinary progress and future potential.

Niall won his first star in October 2017 less than a year after joining the team at Whatley under the new General Manager Sue Williams.

Sue comments “There was never a moments doubt in my mind that Niall is a top talent, oozing with ideas and originality. Knowing Niall as I do, he will accept this wonderful recognition with humility and share the success with his team”

Christian Landolt, owner of Whatley Manor said: “I am so excited for Niall to have won this award!

“Despite having been at Whatley Manor for only 14 months, I have quickly grown to admire not only his incredible talent and creativity as a chef, but also his work ethic and respect towards his colleagues.

“It is wonderful to have Niall as part of the team at Whatley.

“I now look forward to continue supporting him in his career and helping him achieve his further goals and ambitions.”

Niall, Sue and the team at Whatley are putting the hotel on the gastronomy map, very exciting times indeed.

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