Good Food Ireland was established by Margaret Jeffares in November 2006, after identifying a gap and opportunity in the development of a strong food and tourism proposition for the island of Ireland. The aim was to link the agriculture & food sector with the hospitality sector and it has worked very successfully!
|The Good Food Ireland Food Experience Awards 2012
The members of Good Food Ireland share a passionate belief in well-prepared and well-presented Irish, local and artisan food along with excellent standards of accommodation and hospitality services. The group has quite a rigorous set of standards
that all members must adhere to.
The Good Food Ireland (GFI) Food Experience Awards 2012 celebrate their choice of excellence in their members. This year’s awards, in association with Kerrygold, were held in The Shelbourne Hotel on Tuesday, November 20th with special guest attendance by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D.
And the winners are:
Good Food Ireland Ambassador of the Year 2012
GFI Restaurant of the Year 2012
Restaurant FortyOne at Residence, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin
GFI Café of the Year 2012
Cafe Rua, Castlebar, Co Mayo
GFI Casual Dining Restaurant of the Year 2012
Farmgate, Midleton, Co Cork
GFI Cookery School of the Year 2012
Ballymaloe Cookery School, Co Cork
GFI Culinary Haven 2012
Renvyle House Hotel, Co Galway
GFI Culinary Hotel of the Year 2012
BrookLodge, Co Wicklow
GFI Food Lover’s Choice Award 2012
Kai Cafe and Restaurant, Galway city
GFI Food Producer of the Year 2012
The Foods of Athenry, Galway
GFI “Come and See” Producer of the Year 2012
The Apple Farm, Cahir, Co Tipperary
GFI Food Pub of the Year 2012
Hargadon’s, Sligo town
GFI Local Food Shop of the Year 2012
The Food Store, Claremorris, Co Mayo
Good Food Ireland Supreme Award of the Year 2012
Regional Newcomer Winners were:
Congrats to all involved in raising the standards of Modern Irish Hospitality & Food!