Jimmy Deenihan launches new Prestige Professional dessert range at Catex in Dublin

Jimmy Deenihan launches new Prestige Professional dessert range at Catex in Dublin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Products Launch at CATEX Exhibition by Prestige Foods Ltd. Listowel, Co. Kerry – Monday February 23rd, 2015 Minister of State of Dept. Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs Jimmy Deenihan T.D formally launched a new range of desserts made by Prestige Foods in Listowel, Co. Kerry on Tuesday February 16th at the CATEX Exhibition, RDS, Dublin – Ireland’s largest and most influential Food Service event.

The Minister congratulated the company on their achievement in producing new and unique quality artisan desserts for the Irish and European markets in their BRC approved facility in Listowel. He stated that this new venture will have a positive impact on employment opportunities in Kerry.Catex 2015 - launch desserts with Jimmy Deenihan John O’Connor, Managing Director of Prestige Foods stated: “This is our first range of products under the PRESTIGE  PROFESSIONAL brand – specifically aimed at the Food Service market. Our dedicated R & D  team has worked  tirelessly over the last 12 months to create these beautifully crafted desserts using fresh cream from North Kerry, Irish butter and Irish cream cheese  blended with natural ingredients such as Sicilian lemon, Belgium chocolate ,Italian biscuits  and Madagascar vanilla”.

John continued: “I would like to thank our staff of 65 in Listowel for all their effort and hard work they have put into this project and for their efforts over the past 12 years. CATEX has been very positive for us and beyond our expectations. The response has been very positive both nationally and internationally. There are exciting times ahead for Prestige Foods“.

Contact Information:

John O’Connor – Managing Director, Prestige Foods / 087-4132615
Menno Roos – Business Development & Marketing,

Prestige Foods / 087-4446311 Prestige Foods Clieveragh Industrial Estate, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Phone: 068 23544 / www.prestigefoods.ie

PHOTO – From left to right:
John O’Connor – Managing Director, Prestige Foods
Menno Roos – Business Development & Marketing Management, Prestige Foods
Jimmy Deenihan – Minister
Eileen Buckley – Quality Manager, Prestige Foods
Donal Lucey – Director Prestige Foods
Tracey Horgan – New Product Development Chef, Prestige Foods

Visit us at  Catex 2015!

Visit us at Catex 2015!

Visit Prestige Foods at Ireland’s largest and most influential foodservice event, CATEX. From 17-19 February 2015 at the RDS, Dublin. Catex 2015 At Catex 2015 Prestige Foods will launch our NEW range of products under the Prestige Professional brand. This is a unique range of high-quality products specifically aimed at the foodservices market.

On our Stand at Catex – B1 – you will be able to taste our fantastic new products:

Vol au vent and pie filling: 4 different varieties

Portioned and party food size desserts: cold-fill & baked cheesecakes and tartlets

Our products will assist chefs with the challenges of running modern kitchens without compromising their creativity or quality as well as supporting chefs with a more efficient way of working. Prestige Professional is made by chefs for chefs.

Great Taste Awards 2014

Great Taste Awards 2014

Prestige Foods -great taste award

Winner in 2 categories:

Puddings & Desserts: Dunnes Stores Simply Better Handmade Raspberry Sherry Trifle
Savoury pies: Supervalu Smoked Salmon Pie

Benchmark for speciality food

Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for speciality food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world and the ‘epicurean equivalent of the Booker prize’. Quite simply the Great Taste logo is the sign you can trust when buying food and drink in your local, quality retailer.

How does it all work?

Over 400 judges including 40 specially trained coordinating food writers inputting judges’ comments at just under 50 judging days from April through to mid-July including a week in Belfast, specialist test centres for tea, filter coffee and espresso and with the remainder done at Guild HQ in Dorset.


Supporting Irish jobs

Supporting Irish jobs

Prestige Foods - supporting Irish jobsPrestige Foods is serious about supporting the Irish economy and creating local employment. At present Prestige Foods employs 65 members of staff but this increases in the festive season to 115. We also support and encourage local supplier relationships as much as we can. Successfully maintaining, supporting and growing these relationships is the key to growing our economy and also our future success.