Mount Falcon Chef Tom Doyle is honoured to have received the silver accolade at the prestigious Gold Medal Awards this week. It is a much-coveted award by hotels and restaurants the length and breadth of Ireland and we are charmed to bring the award home to Mount Falcon this year.
Alan Maloney owner of Mount Falcon is delighted to have Tom’s talent recognised on the national stage. “We at Mount Falcon have always known what an extraordinary talent Tom is, however, following two seasons of covid when we dragged him outdoors to cook on an assador, we are particularly pleased for him to achieve this latest accolade. “
Alan asked Tom to head up the kitchen at Mount Falcon six years ago. Since then, Tom has been curating and cooking the best produce the western seaboard, Mount Falcons kitchen garden and other top food producers have to offer, to Mount Falcon’s guests.
Indeed, it is fair to say that Tom Doyle is truly his own man. His talent is his backbone. He has strong opinions and rarely wavers.
“I refuse to sugar coat anything. I do not beat around the bush, there is no illusion as to what I’m thinking or believing at any time. I believe we follow trends too much as opposed to being yourself. Just be humble and do what you do with conviction “.
Which is what Tom is currently doing at Mount Falcon.
As a young chef Tom spent seven years honing his skills in Michelin star restaurants in France. On his return to Ireland, he worked with Richard Corrigan at the Bentley, at Cavistons in Glasthule, The Mulberry Garden and the much celebrated L’Écrivain. So what brought Tom and his partner Corina to County Mayo? “Alan Maloney is the reason. I met him and his vision and dream for Mount Falcon made the decision for me. Like Corrigan it was hard not to be infected. The quality of life here is a bit of a no brainer as well and the fresh air.”
Tom and Corina have two dogs, two Caucasian Sheperds who actually have their own instagram account with almost 7,000 followers, so space was essential and now Corina claims she wouldn’t sell their Mayo home if she were offered a million for it.
Tom will be back in the Kitchen at Mount Falcon on the 15th of March when the Estate re-opens for the Spring Summer Season. We look forward to seeing you then.