Good Food Ireland®, a pioneering food tourism destination brand, built on a passion for local provenance was brought to life by our Founder Margaret Jeffares.
We hosted our 1st Irish food and drink showcase to reflect our philosophy. Chefs and Producers came together for the first time to serve media and guests with delicious dishes based on the Producers own produce. "Podge" the sheep was the star guest and took centre stage in the Great Room of The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin.
Our inaugural awards were held in The Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin. Representatives from government, media, the agri-food and tourism hospitality industries attended a high profile event. Overall award winners were Ballymaloe House and Cookery School.
Susan Kerr, our Director of Operations was presented with the Best New Business Marketing Award from the Marketing Institute of Ireland (MII).
Invited by Tourism Ireland to showcase Ireland's Food & Drink Experience in Amsterdam, Oslo, Cologne, London, Birmingham, Stockholm, New York and Dubai.
We brought Irish food around the world to South Africa, China, USA, Spain and Sweden culminating in Galway to highlight the quality and taste. We fed the crew of the Irish boat "The Green Dragon" at every port, produced gala dinners and tastings of Irish produce for global audiences.
For three years we brought the best of Irish Food & Drink to the Best of Irish Racing at The Curragh.
Honoured to be invited to represent the best of the Island of Ireland's food and drink, we produced a private dinner for 1300 guests at the British Ambassador's Garden Party in Dublin.
"Good Food Ireland® really is a brand of quality, so Margaret on behalf of the government and therefore the people to you and your committee and to everybody associated with Good Food Ireland® I say well done, thank you, go raibh míle maith agaibh" An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D.
Launch of Good Food Ireland® Business Insights Survey by Grant Thornton. Pictured Chef Ed Cooney, The Merrion Hotel, Ciara Jackson, Grant Thornton, Margaret Jeffares, Founder Good Food Ireland® and David Llewellyn, Llewellyn Orchards. To view the Grant Thornton Business Insights Survey and subsequent Surveys click on the links below: Survey 2012 | Survey 2013 | Survey 2014
Putting the island of Ireland's food and drink on a global stage with recognition from Michelle O' Neill, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland.
20,000 delegates from 100+ countries experience the taste and flavour of Irish food and drink with us at the Web Summit Conference.
Our Founder Margaret Jeffares was invited to The White House by US President Obama in recognition of her efforts in Good Food Ireland® . Pictured at The White House with RTE's Ryan Tubridy.
Launch of touRRoir Dublin 2016 in Croke Park, a global food tourism and culture forum and International Hall of Fame.
Launch of Good Food Ireland® Online Bookable Experiences with US Ambassador Kevin O' Malley in The Merrion Hotel, Dublin.
Irish Food & Cultural Showcase Lunch for 2,500 US delegates in the gardens of Ardgillan Castle, Co Dublin
Irish Food & Cultural Showcase Lunch for 2,500 US delegates in the gardens of Ardgillan Castle, Co Dublin.
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