Partners

Euro-Toques Partners

Euro-toques is an independent non-profit organisation, funded by member fees and selected partners. Partners and sponsors are a central support to the organisation that assist in bringing our mission to life. By collaborating, together we are forging the way to preserve Irish culinary heritage while celebrating fresh and innovative ideas in the kitchen that champion the best of Irish produce. Euro-Toques Ireland is very proud to be working with the following partners and sponsors.

Presenting partner

La Rousse Foods

Fine food specialist La Rousse Foods have been a renowned distributor of high-quality ingredients to the catering industry in Ireland since 1992. They offer a wide range of fresh, seasonal and innovative produce from a network of local and international producers, always keeping informed of the latest food trends.

Presenting partner La Rousse Foods Fine food specialist La Rousse Foods have been a renowned distributor of high-quality ingredients to the catering industry in Ireland since 1992. They offer a wide range of fresh, seasonal and innovative produce from a network of local and international producers, always keeping informed of the latest food trends.

The partnership

In 2007, La Rousse Foods became our partner in a programme to promote chefs and culinary skill in Ireland. The collaborative partnership between La Rousse Foods and Euro-Toques has developed over the years with La Rousse Foods becoming a principal partner and presenting partner of the Young Chef of The Year Competition in 2015. The Partnership aims to contribute to the ongoing culinary education of young and seasoned chefs, nurturing young talent, promoting Irish culinary heritage and putting Ireland on the culinary map. For more about La Rousse Foods, go to laroussefoods.ie/

Supporting Partners

EirGrid

As the state operator of Ireland’s electricity transmission system, EirGrid engages with the farming community on a regular basis. Indeed, it could not carry out its function without the co-operation of the farming community across whose lands much of the electricity transmission system is located.

The partnership

EirGrid have been proudly supporting the Euro-Toques Food Awards for the past 8 years.
Key to the partnership is the idea that small business owners are the lifeblood of the local economy and small producers in particular are the lifeblood of the rural community. They truly are amazing people in what they contribute to food, the economy, the environment and life in Ireland. Eirgrid are delighted to be able to recognise their enormous achievements, as individuals and as a sector.”
For more about EirGrid, go here: eirgrid.ie

Bord Iascaigh Mhara

The mission of Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board, is to develop the Irish seafood sector by adding value, driving growth, increasing competitiveness and creating jobs. BIM assists the Irish seafood sector by providing technical expertise, business support, funding, training and the promotion of responsible environmental practices.

The partnership
BIM has formed a strategic industry partnership with Euro-Toques in order to work together to encourage quality local seafood sourcing in the food service industry through education and development. The partnership covers a range of tailor-made activities from year to year, focusing on the following key activities: Education & training; Sustainability; Innovation new products; Inspiration visits; Fishmonger to chef.For more about Bord Iascaigh Mhara, go here: bim.ie

San Pellegrino

S.Pellegrino, Acqua Panna and Sanpellegrino Sparkling Fruit Beverages are international trademarks of Sanpellegrino S.p.A., based in Milan, Italy. Distributed in over 150 countries through these products represent quality excellence by virtue of their origins and perfectly interpret Italian style worldwide as a synthesis of pleasure, health and well-being.

The partnership

San Pellegrino partners with Euro-Toques Ireland in its exclusive members’ events and the Young Chef of the Year Competition, Ireland’s premier culinary contest for professional young chefs. The finalists from it have gone on to enter San Pellegrino’s World Young Chef Competition, including 2015 global champion Mark Moriarty, the winner of the Euro-Toques Young Chef of the Year Competition in 2013).
San Pellegrino, a strong advocate for the progression of the culinary sphere, has recently developed the San Pellegrino Talks series #SPTALKS in collaboration with Euro-Toque Ireland. The series shares the same objective of creating meaningful dialogue amongst a supportive, food-focused community and of providing a platform for sharing international trends and ideas, with the Irish culinary community while fostering an environment for dialogue amongst the Irish and international culinary communities..
For more about San Pellegrino, go here: sanpellegrino.com

Wines Direct

Wines Direct is an Irish family-owned and -operated wine importers. The wines they offer to the market represent a 25-year labour of love. They are uncompromising in their mission to source independently made wines directly from growers around the world and apply strict selection criteria to each and every wine on their list, from the everyday to the extraordinary.

The partnership

Wines Direct are the Official Wine Partner of Euro-Toques Ireland.
The wine partnership provides key support for Euro-Toques in the running of its key events and unique exposure for the partner company, who has a presence at all relevant Euro-Toques member events.
For more about Wines Direct, go here: winesdirect.ie

Community partners