The golf competition began with a shotgun start at 2:00pm. Each team was eager to try to claim the famous Claret Jug which has been circulating amongst the group for the past 8 years. Stephen and his colleagues at Powerscourt Golf Club ensured that the day ran smoothly, and the golf course was in exceptional condition.
Meanwhile, the cooks donned their chef's hats and got to work on an array of recipes for the weekend chef under careful instruction from Catherine Fulvio at Ballyknocken House. After a few hot hours in the kitchen, the group stepped outside for an afternoon of wine tasting. They were greeted by Noel a professional sommelier from Febvre accompanied by ‘Hortense’- his vintage travelling wine bar. Together they expertly delivered an entertaining and insightful afternoon - rolling Wicklow hills and the sunshine provided the perfect setting.
By late evening, the golfers had made their way off the courses and were joined by the cookery participants at the clubhouse restaurant. Shaun Murphy, Managing Partner of KPMG in Ireland, hosted the golf prize-giving. Congratulations to the winning team, which comprised of Mark Carroll, Stephen Casey, Damien O’Reilly and Alan Johnston. Thanks to Powerscourt Golf Club and Ballyknocken Cookery School for hosting the activities and to all our alumni who joined us on the day.