Following her Ireland Skills Restaurant Service competition win Kathlyn Leahy faces a challenge to represent Ireland at the World Skills in Abu Dhabi
Kathlyn Leahy, a 2nd year student on the BA (Hons) Hospitality Management was the 2017 winner of the Ireland Skills Restaurant Service competition held at Dublin Institute of Technology.
Kathlyn was required to undertake three modules in service skills at bar, banquet and fine dining service over a two full days.
Competing against students from Shannon College of Hotel Management, Letterkenny IT, DIT and GMIT Kathlyn finished on top by the tightest of margins 0.79% with her fellow competitor from Shannon, who will also receive the Department of Education and Skills silver medal.
Kathlyn now goes forward for two weeks special training for the right to represent Ireland at the World Skills competitions in Abu Dhabi in October. Following this training she will find out if she has made it through to represent Ireland.
Kathlyn previously won Silver Medal at the Chef Ireland Cook Serve competition at Catex 2017. and also has a silver in the Cocktail competion.
She was a participant on the winning Waterford Institute of Technology Cook Serve team in 2016 which competed in an International Cook Serve competition at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. In June of 2016 she competed at the Irish Skills Restaurant Service competition where she was placed second.