James Whelan Butchers have always embraced the message of local food production and we are proud to be nominated as finalists by the public for not one but two Good Food Ireland Awards. We have been nominated in the categories of ‘Top Regional Member for the South East” and “Enterprise and Innovation”. The aim of the Good Food Ireland Awards is to celebrate the commitment of people and places that use and promote local Irish food. These awards also aim to increase the awareness of Irish consumers, so they can make informed decisions on where to eat or stay to support local food production. It is essential for Ireland to embrace it’s local food heritage and Good Food Ireland is a strong believer in this message, bringing together people from all over Ireland who are committed to local Irish food throughout all sectors of the hospitality and food industry.
The Good Food Ireland Awards will take place on Monday 15th of November 2010 in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin where members will be independently assessed by an expert judging panel. To find out more about Good Food Ireland and check out the nomination lists, follow the links below. We have been nominated for these two awards:
Good Food Ireland Top Regional Member South East Award
Good Food Ireland Enterprise and Innovation Award
We hope you enjoyed reading this post by Pat Whelan of James Whelan Butchers. Pat is a 5th generation butcher, cook book author and the director of James Whelan Butchers with shops in Clonmel, the Avoca Handweavers Rathcoole and Kilmacanogue, Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt, Rathmines and Swords in Dublin. Sign up to our newsletter for more updates from James Whelan Butchers