Prestige Foods presented the Artisan dessert range and vol-au-vent and pie fillings at the Plassey Food Fayres 2016 in Limerick and Killarney.
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. 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“.
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
Thank you for visiting us at Catex!
What a great show it was! The launch of our new Prestige Professional frozen dessert range was a huge success.
Visit Prestige Foods at Ireland’s largest and most influential foodservice event, CATEX. From 17-19 February 2015 at the RDS, Dublin. 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
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.
Prestige Foods is awarded silver in category: Silver at the National Irish Food Awards for Puddings & Desserts: Dunnes Stores Simply Better Handmade Raspberry Sherry Trifle.
Prestige Foods wins again the Quality Food Award 2014 for Desserts & Puddings with their SuperValu Signature Tastes Panna Cotta!
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.
Prestige 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.
Prestige Foods has created a new brand “Prestige Professional” for products that are specifically developed for the foodservice market.