Discover the fantastic opportunities students have to compete and represent Shannon College of Hotel Management around the Globe

Competition Winners 2019

At Shannon College of Hotel Management

Students are given the opportunity to be involved in and compete in hospitality, culinary, barista, restaurant, bar, management and business competitions all around the globe. Students compete agaisnt the top hospitality schools in the world while showing off their talent and passions, developing their skills and networking other hospitality enthusiasts and professionals. 

The competitons are a fantastic way for students to put themselves to the test and broaden their horizons. Whether you have a passion for culinary, cocktails, management or business acumen, there is something for you to enjoy! 


Ruairi Grealish |   Winner in Restaurant Service Ireland Skills 2019

During my time in Shannon College I have taken part in 2 competitions. I competed in the National Restaurant service competition, which I won first place. I also competed in the world restaurant service competition which took place in Kazan Russia. I am lucky to have come 4th place in the World.
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Anna Hevers |   CATEX Winner 2019

We have fantastic lecturers that are always there to provide one to one training and assistance. They are always offering advice and giving extra over time when it is needed. Through competitions they were always there for support, it was extremely beneficial.
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Alice Buckley |   Young Chef Young Waiter Competition

The competition was an exceptional experience to learn more and help enhance my skill set. I was tasked with opening a bottle of prosecco, cheese service and answering scenario-based questions. I was extremely lucky to get to work alongside Callum Falls during this experience. I am now more eager to put myself forward for more competitions in the future. If you don’t have a horse in the race, you can’t win!
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Victoria O'Hara |   Worldskills 2022

I represented the college in the category of Restaurant Service at Worldskills Ireland 2022. It was such an amazing experience and challenge. Learning how to have showmanship while doing everyday tasks was the best achievement for me when taking part. A huge thank you to Mr. Langford, my mentor for your time and effort in order to assist me in reaching my goals as well as having great fun!
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Grace O'Toole |   EM Cup 2023

At Shannon College of Hotel Management, students are offered the opportunity to compete in some of the country’s most well-established hospitality competitions. The college has longstanding ties with food and beverage, culinary and business orientated events. While also having a solid track record. Such events include the European Mise en Place Competition. Taking place annually in Maastricht, the competition offers hospitality students a forum to develop their skills and push themselves outside their comfort zones. The team, who are called Shannon’s Roots, aim to display this year’s theme of Trend vs Tradition, by composing an industry related Whitepaper essay and creating social media content. You can find their page @shannons_roots_emcup2023
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