Five Irish Producers Honoured at Prestigious Euro-Toques Food Awards

Five Irish Producers were honoured at the 2017 Euro-Toques Food Awards on Monday evening.

Beginning in 1996, the annual awards recognise producers of “food of notable flavour and quality” and are the only awards which are bestowed by Irish chefs.

This year’s winners included Gannet Fishmongers  in Galway, with Stefan Griesback accepting the honour for their locally sourced Irish wild fish.

Evan Carmody of Dexter Irish Beef accepted the award for their traditional tasting beef from Killenure Castle in Co. Tipperary.

Irish Producers

Owen and Mimi Crawford were presented with an award for their raw milk produce at Crawford’s Farm in north Tipperary.

Marita and Peter Collier were honoured for their Drummond House Garlic, which is grown from 800-year-old heritage seeds.

Last but not least was Broughgammon Farm in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, which was honoured for their rose veal, kid goat & seasonal wild game.

Also honoured was the late Veronica Steele of Milleens Cheese, whose son accepted a special commendation for her contribution to the cheese industry.

The annual Euro-Toques EirGrid Food Awards are voted on by the members of Euro-Toques Ireland, who subscribe to the highest standards in sourcing ingredients and culinary excellence.

In order to be considered for a Euro-Toques Food Award, a number of stages take place, including farm visits and information about production methods and environmental impact. For more information, visit euro-toques.ie

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