Euro-Toques is keen to promote and protect Ireland’s culinary heritage and the quality of its food as well as to educate future generations of chefs about the importance of retaining production methods of the highest standard. To this end, membership of Euro-Toques is open to the many high-quality artisan food producers currently working on the island of Ireland.
These enterprises respect the ethos and production methods that have made Irish food so highly respected around the world. They also seek to preserve the best traditions of the food production, farming and fishing industries on this island. These producers can work together with Euro-Toques Ireland chefs to ensure consumers are getting the highest quality food produced in the most sustainable way possible.
Within Euro-Toques, the Food Council is a group of chefs who act on behalf of the association and are tasked to:
- Support and champion small Irish (by Irish we mean all-Ireland) producers that follow the ethos of Euro-Toques – to preserve Irish culinary heritage by supporting traditional cooking methods and promoting producers of local and seasonal artisan products.
- Identify and showcase new ingredients and products.
- Bridge a connection between chefs and producers.
- Be community-based and support a select number of campaigns, in line with the criteria of the association.
- Find producers who fit the criteria to become associate members of Euro-Toques Ireland.
- Organize events that connect chefs and producers such as producers’ visits, community and educational events, including the annual Food Awards.
Euro-toques Ireland aims to support great products, made in Ireland with good Irish ingredients (where possible) and produced with sustainable and ethical methods, respecting skills and traditions.
CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE FOOD COUNCIL
Conor Halpenny (Head of the Food Council), Aisling Moore (Deputy), Anthony O’Toole (former Head), Janice Casey-Bracken, Philippe Farineau, Sham Hanifa.
Through the years, the Food Council has enjoyed the participation of many chefs who daily support small producers in their kitchen, including amongst others: Myrtle Allen, Brid Torrades, Evan Doyle, Graham Neville, Jess Murphy, JP McMahon, Peter Everett, Wade Murphy, Gearoid Lynch, Ali Honour, Aran McMahon, Gary O’Hanlon, Grainne Mullins, Kevin Stirzker, Kwanghi Chan, and Mark Anderson.
Achill Island Sea Salt, which was founded in 2013 by the O’Malley family (Marjorie, Kieran, Seán, Maebh and read more
Achill Mountain Lamb, which is run by the Calvey family, produces its own unique ‘heather-sweetened, seaside-seasoned’ lamb whose read more
Hugh O'Malley is the founder of Achill Oysters, a producer using traditional methods to farm oysters off Achill read more
Established by Aonghus O’Coistealbha in 2013, AN GARRAI GLAS is a small farm of 1.5 acre which takes read more
Husband and wife team, Michele Cashman and Stephen Bender run Ballinrostig Homestead in Ballinrostig, East Cork. They produce read more
Ballinwillin House Farm is an organic farm situated in the heart of the Golden Vale in North Cork, read more
John Graham has been at the helm of Ballyholey Farm, Co. Donegal since his father retired in 2000. read more
Ballymakenny Farm has been producing heritage potatoes for over 13 years in Drogheda, Co. Louth. When the farm read more
Ballymore Organics was founded by James Kelly in Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare. James grows and mills his own read more
Bean and Goose is an Irish brand crafting chocolate in the beautiful Wexford countryside since 2014. Their products read more
Bo Rua Farm is a family run business led by Tom and Norma Dineen located in Ballynoe, Co. read more
Brookfield Farm is located on the shores of Lough Derg in Co. Tipperary. Ailbhe Gerrard is the beekeeper read more
Charlie and Becky Cole rear Kid goat, rose veal and wild game on their farm in Ballycastle, Co. read more
Bumblebee Flower Farm was founded and is run by Mags Riordan and her family in Nowen Hill, West read more
The Burren Smokehouse, which was founded by Birgitta Hedin-Curtin and Peter Curtin, produces a wide range of products read more
Caherbeg Free Range Pork was established by husband and wife team, Willie and Avril Allshire in 1994. They read more
Castlemine Farm, in the heart of Roscommon has been farmed by the Allen family since the 1820’s when read more
Noel Lee was born and raised in Lettermullen, an island off the West Coast of Ireland. For generations, read more
Coole Farm is located in Ardee, Co. Louth and produces salad leaves for restaurants and many farm shops read more
Silke Cropp founded Corleggy Cheeses in 1985 at Corleggy House on the banks of the River Erne in read more
Dooncastle Oysters was established by John Ward in 2006. Beginning as an assistant to oyster farmers, learning how read more
Gannet Fishmongers was founded by Stephane Griesbach. What began as a small Pop Up Fish stall has become read more
Mag and Ger Kirwan are the second generation to run Goatsbridge, a rainbow Trout Farm in Thomastown, Co read more
Based on the foothill of Mount Leinster in Bunclody on the border between the counties of Carlow and read more
Highbank Orchard, is an organic apple farm run by Julie and Rod Calder-Potts in Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny. A read more
Established in 1927, Iona Farm is situated in Oldtown, Co. Dublin. The farm began growing strawberries, apples and read more
Irish Goat Meat is located in Four Mile House in Roscommon. Penny Green has been running the Goat read more
The Kellys work with the native blue mussel - Mytulis edulis - which thrives in the clean, cold read more
Founded by cousins David Watson and Barry Walsh, Killahora Orchards in East Cork is rooted in the past read more
Killenure Dexter Beef was founded by Eavaun Carmody in Dundrum, South Tipperary and produces several products from the read more
Kylemore Farmhouse Cheese, which was founded by Teresa Roche, is produced on the foothills of the Slieve Aughty read more
At Lisheen Greens Bradley Putze grows a wonderful variety of chemical-free produce including asparagus, tomatoes, courgettes, cucumber, aubergines read more
Magners Farm is owned and run by Kylie and Billy Magner where they produce pasture raised eggs and read more
Meadowfield Farm is a family run goat farm by Marisa and John Joe Roche in Screen, Co. Wexford. read more
Milleens Cheese celebrated 30 years in business in 2008. It is Ireland’s longest established speciality/farmhouse cheese. In 2009 read more
Bridget and Hugh Wilhare have been growing mussels in Mulroy Bay, Co. Donegal for over 30 years. With read more
New Leaf Urban Farmers was established in July 2016, borne out of a desire to return to the read more
Olly from Olly’s Farm is a smallholder and beekeeper in the Dublin Mountains. In September 2012, after a read more
Regan Organic Produce, led by Mary Regan, is a small organic family run business producing oven ready chickens read more
Scúp Gelato was founded in 2014 by Willie and Siobhan Deveraux. As a family run business based in read more
Spotting a duck-shaped niche in the Irish market in 1994, set Eugene and Helena Hickey on a path read more
Slaney Farms are potato growers located in Co. Wexford. A family owned and operated business the company is read more
Sliabh Aughty Honey is produced by the Leahy family in Loughrea, Co. Galway. Noel Leahy is the fourth read more
Sustainable Seafood Ireland Ltd was first set up in 2013 by chef/restaurateur Niall Sabongi. SSI focuses on sourcing read more
St. Tola Goat Cheeses are produced by Siobhan Ni Gahirbhith and her team in Enistymon, Co. Clare. Siobhan read more
The Apple Farm, which is run by Cornelius (Con) Traas, was founded by his parents Willem and Ali read more
Mark Jenkinson produces Cockagee Cider at his Cider Mill in Slane. This unique cider is the only Irish read more
The Village Dairy is a small local family run dairy based in Killeshin just on the Carlow – Laois read more
Thornhill Duck was founded by Kenneth Moffitt,. Kenneth has been producing quality duck products on his family farm read more
Velvet Cloud (Rockfield Dairy), which was founded by Aisling and Michael Flanagan, produces Velvet Cloud sheep’s milk, Velvet read more
Wicklow Way Wines was founded by Pamela Walsh and Brett Stephenson. They produce Móinéir Irish Strawberry, Blackberry and Raspberry read more
Wildwood Balsamics was founded in spring 2012 with the elderflower harvest and has followed nature's calender ever since. read more
Sally Barnes owns and produces smoked fish at Woodcock Smokery near Castletownshed in West Cork. The self-taught smoker, read more