Success for Martha at Catex, Ireland’s largest and most influential foodservice event


Athenaeum MarthaAthenaeum House Hotel is delighted to announce that Senior Chef De Partie Martha Schaumkessel was awarded Bronze in the Catex Awards. 

Hundreds of Chefs from the finest hotels and restaurants in Ireland came together to compete during this year's Catex, held in the RDS Simmonscourt February 21st to the 23rd, Ireland’s biggest ever hospitality event, as more than 200 exhibitors and 11,000 visitors came together for the three-day celebration of Irish foodservice. 

Martha's Bronze Medal was a fantastic achievement in the high pressure environment of the Mystery Basket Competition and one that certainly helps to reinforce and underpin the Athenaeum House Hotel's spirit and culture of attaining culinary excellence. 

Athenaeum House Hotels owner, Mailo Power commented “The Catex Awards is highly regarded and respected within the culinary industry. To achieve recognition in this prestigious competition is a wonderful achievement, we are so proud of Martha. It's been a great week for the team, along with Martha's Bronze Medal, Athenaeum House Hotel received nominations in eight categories in the Irish Restaurant Awards, external recognition of culinary success is important to all of our team."

Martha is one of four of the Athenaeum House Hotel's team attending courses in WIT demonstrating their commitment to culinary excellence and this award showcases the hotel’s passion for excellence within this field. Well done to Martha and team.




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