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
Aisling Moore, Ali Honour, Anthony O’Toole, Aran McMahon, Conor Halpenny, Daniel Willimont, Gary O’Hanlon, Grainne Mullins, Janice Casey-Bracken, Kevin Stirzker, Kwanghi Chan, Mark Anderson, 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.
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
Andarl Farm, which was founded by Dave and Diana Milestone, produces free-range pork and bacon, along with sausages 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
Bo Rua Farm is a family run business led by Tom and Norma Dineen located in Ballynoe, 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
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 Stefan 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
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
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
Magners Farm is owned and run by Kylie and Billy Magner where they produce pasture raised eggs and read more
Milleens Cheese celebrated 30 years in business in 2008. It is Ireland’s longest established speciality/farmhouse cheese. In 2009 read more
New Leaf Urban Farmers was established in July 2016, borne out of a desire to return to the read more
The Oriel Sea Salt Company, which was founded by Brian Fitzpatrick and John Delany, produces Kiln Dried Mineral read more
Regan Organic Produce, led by Mary Regan, is a small organic family run business producing oven ready chickens read more
Rings Farm, is an organic chicken farm run by Sean Ring in Castlecomer, Clashduff, Co. Kilkenny. All of read more
Scúp Gelato was founded in 2014 by Willie and Siobhan Deveraux. As a family run business based in read more
Sliabh Aughty Honey is produced by the Leahy family in Loughrea, Co. Galway. Noel Leahy is the fourth 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
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
Fionntán Gogarty is the founder of Wildwood Vinegars, a unique artisan food company based in the little village read more
Sally Barnes owns and produces smoked fish at Woodcock Smokery near Castletownshed in West Cork. The self-taught smoker, read more