Past Winners

Food Awards

2017

Stefan Griesbach of Gannet Fishmongers: for the supply of fresh fish of the highest quality .

Eavaun Carmody of Dundrum Dexter: for the special Irish heritage breed of beef from their Irish Dexter cattle

Mimi and Owen Crawford of Crawford’s Farm: for the creamy raw milk provided by their herd of Shorthorn heifers

Becky and Charlie Cole of Broughgammon Farm: for the promotion of kid goat meat

Marita and Peter Collier of Drummond House Garlic: for excellence in garlic production and flavour.

Veronica Steele and Milleens Cheese: Special commendation for the late Veronica Steele’s contribution to the Irish farmhouse cheese industry

2016

Hugh O’Malley of Achill Oysters: for excellence in aquaculture

Colin Jephson (and brothers) of Ardkeen Food Stores: special commendation for support of Irish artisan food producers

Michael and Aisling Flanagan of Velvet Cloud: for excellence and innovation in dairy

Real Bread Ireland: for excellence in baking and collaboration to educate about bread

James and Grace Gannon of Cloonconra Cheese: for raw milk and raw milk cheese

Fergus and Sandra Dunne, Pigs on the Green, Co Offaly and Dave and Diana Milestone, Andarl Farm, Co Mayo: joint award for free range pork

2015

Julie and Rod Calder Potts of Highbank Orchards: for their innovative Orchard Syrup

Sinead O’Brien of Mungo Murphy’s Seaweed Co: for their unique hand-harvested Atlantic seaweed

Padraig and Anthony Farrelly of Farrelly’s Butchers: for their abattoir which offers breeds, cuts and carcasses to order

Shana Wilkie of Wilkies Chocolate: for her organic ‘bean to bar’ chocolate

Siobhan Ni Ghairbhith of Inagh Farmhouse Cheese: for her exquisite St Tola Irish goat’s cheese

2014

Toby Simmonds and Johnny Lynch of Toonsbridge Dairy: for their delicious mozzarella from their herd of specialty Prince of Lombardia

Ed Hick of J Hick & Sons: for the meats created using his curing and smoking techniques

Lucy Deegan and Mark Cribben of Ballyhoura Mountain Mushrooms: for their award-winning shiitake and marinated oyster mushrooms

Marjorie and Kieran O’Malley of Achill Island Sea Salt: for their natural hand-harvested sea salt

Mick Healy of Wild Irish Game, Co Wicklow: for his wild game including pheasant, venison, rabbit, quail, guinea foul, grouse, pigeon and duck

2013

Mick Murphy, fisherman: for his wild Irish salmon caught using traditional snap-net fishing

Pat Lalor of Kilbeggan Organic Oats: for the quality and taste of Kilbeggan Porridge Oats

David Llewellyn of Llewllyn Orchard: for the excellent quality of all his products and for his innovative and entrepreneurial spirit

Mary Regan of Regan’s Organic Farm: for the superb flavour of her ducks and for excellent animal husbandry and production methods

William O’Callaghan of Longueville House, Mallow, Co Cork: for the quality and taste of Longueville House cider

2012

Ronan Byrne, aka The Friendly Farmer, Athenry: for his pasture chickens

David Burns of Richmount Farm, Co Longford: for his gorgeous sweetcorn

Anna Leveque of Triskel Cheese, Co Waterford: for her Irish goat’s cheese

Manus McGonagle of Quality Sea Veg/Dr Prannie Rhatigan: for their delicious seaweed product

Gerry Galvin of Oughterard, Co Galway: for his contribution to the development of an Irish cuisine and to the education and training of many other chefs