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Closing April 26th 2024

All businesses that have met strict criteria prior to being approved to the Good Food Ireland® collection are automatically eligible for this Award.

 

Additionally for the first time this year, there is an opportunity for all food and drink businesses that feel they meet the Good Food Ireland consumer promise to enter or be nominated for the Good Food Ireland Food Lovers Choice Award 2024. This may include your favourite food hotel, restaurant, pub, café, food shop, cookery school, food truck and of course you all time favourite food or drink producer. 

 

Good Food Ireland has pioneered the link between agri-food and tourism since 2006, using the Good Food Ireland brand as the consumer-facing trustmark for everyone who simply loves good local food. Its vision to offer international visitors and indeed ourselves here at home a genuine, authentic Irish ingredient-led experience would become an economic driver for tourism, sustainably supporting Irish farmers, food producers and fishermen.

 

Much has changed since then and a wealth of food and drink producers and tourism hospitality providers now committed to prioritising Irish ingredients has spiralled. But Good Food Ireland is not about everyone, it is about the best. Hence we now invite those businesses who believe they share our philosophy to please enter the Good Food Ireland Ireland Food Lovers Choice Award 2024.

 

These highly-regarded cross-sector awards, celebrate businesses at every layer our island’s food and drink industry – from primary producers, to manufacturers, to chefs, shops and restaurants – who embody all that makes Ireland’s food and drink offering so standout.

 

Online nominations are now open. The Award will be broken into 5 tourism destinations and a winner honoured from each:

 

  • Ireland’s Ancient East
  • Wild Atlantic Way
  • Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands
  • Dublin
  • Northern Ireland
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Good Food Ireland® Criteria and Brand Philosophy

 

The core emphasis of the Good Food Ireland® Awards is the use of local, fresh, seasonal, Irish ingredients, highlighting tourism-hospitality and retail businesses that prioritise local produce and encouraging others. This in turn supports Irish farmers, food producers and fishermen, sustainably strengthening local economies and communities.

 

Good Food Ireland® is a unique all-island destination brand, showcasing premium culinary and agri-food offerings for almost 20 years, creating competitive advantage and attracting visitors seeking authentic, Irish food and drink experiences.

 

Speaking at the Launch of the Good Food Ireland® Awards 2024, Margaret Jeffares, Founder and Managing Director of Good Food Ireland® said: “These Awards celebrate the people who genuinely capture the essence of Ireland’s food and drink, setting it in a cultural context to inspire travellers, international consumers and locals to seek out real, authentic Irish food and drink experiences”.

 

Dairy farmer and Ice Cream Producer Ivan Kiersey who co-owns Freezin’ Friesian with his two brothers on their County Waterford family farm said: “Being associated with the prestigious Good Food Ireland® Awards elevates our brand reputation and recognition amongst consumers, chefs, and food enthusiasts. This helps us attract new customers, increase sales, and establish Freezin’ Friesian as a leading primary food producer”.

 

Paul Heery, General Manager of The K Club and host of the upcoming awards adds: “We loved hosting last year’s return of the Good Food Ireland® Awards. It was an incredibly inspiring and uplifting day for all the team. Good Food Ireland’s emphasis on local sourcing and sustainability practices, aligns perfectly with ours and the growing demand for authentic Irish food and drink amongst discerning travellers. The Awards showcase The K Club’s commitment to these values by creating a unique dining experience that reflects the rich culinary heritage of Ireland”.

 

He went on to say “Celebrating with some of the bastions of our country’s burgeoning food scene also helps us to expand our reach within the local culinary community and associate The K Club with this reputation for quality and authenticity to attract discerning food lovers. We cannot wait for another crack of the whip this year, elevating last year’s business lunch to a glamourous evening event that’s going to feel like one big party including a delicious dinner fuelled by the very local producers we’ve gathered to celebrate”.

 

For further information on the Good Food Ireland® brand criteria and obligations:

 

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