Recruitment for 2010 Programme Now Complete

Friday December 3rd 2010 (Source: IEA).

All companies have now been recruited onto the 2010 Celtic Recipes Programme. With regard to the geographic locations of the companies, 8 are in the Munster; 6 are in Leinster and 2 are in Connacht.

In terms of categories, 4 are producing bakery products; 3 are in the ready meals sector; 2 are producing meat products; 2 make juices and smoothies; 2 are ice cream manufacturers and the 3 other categories represented are hot beverages, alcoholic drinks and condiments. The full list of companies are as follows: 

Slane Castle Irish Whiskey, Slane Castle, Co. Meath
Harrington Bakery, Kenmare, Co. Kerry
Valentia Island Ice Cream, Valentia, Co. Kerry
Truly Irish Country Foods, Charleville, Co. Cork
John R's Deli, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Barry's Bakery, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Harty's Pepper Jelly, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Tipperary Organic Ice Cream, Tullow, Co. Carlow
Country Crest, Lusk, Co. Dublin
Mannings Bakery, Dublin 17
JM Foodservice, Navan, Co. Meath
Dunhill Cuisine, Dunhill, Co. Waterford
Sunshine Juice, Park, Co. Carlow
Wild Orchard, Hospital, Co. Limerick
Solaris Botanicals, Galway City
Connemara Fine Foods, Oughterard, Co. Galway

Mentoring should be completed by the end of 2010. Three mentors are being used to deliver the Celtic Recipes 2010 programme. Ronan Gillespie of Next Step International; Sheila Gallogly of Má and Conor Hyde of Bullseye Food Marketing.