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Limerick company Masterchefs Great Taste Awards Victory.

(L-R) Chef Michelle O’Donnell, Chef, Cian O’Brien, Managing Director, Pat O’Sullivan, Executive Chef, Denis Cregan, and Chef, Robert Fox, Masterchefs, Limerick. Photo credit: Diarmuid Greene / TrueMedia. Masterchefs Great Taste Awards.s.

Masterchef’s Limerick took home no fewer than 6 Gold Stars for 5 of its best hand-made products in the highly prestigious Great Taste Awards, beating off competition from thousands of producers across Ireland and the UK.

Over 10,000 products are entered into the Great Taste Awards every year. This year, of the 3,539 products that have been awarded, only 430 were from the republic, so the competition was particularly stiff.

The producer won accolades for every product they entered, with one achieving an extremely enviable 2 Gold Stars; their Honey Mustard Dressing. These outstanding results have set a new standard for the company’s success in this internationally renowned competition.

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(L-R) Chef Michelle O’Donnell, Managing Director, Pat O’Sullivan, and Chef Cian O’Brien, Limerick. Picture: Diarmuid Greene / TrueMedia.

Masterchefs Great Taste Awards winning products are hand-made daily by their Artisan Food Factory and include some of the most popular dishes served in Masterchef’s three Café Noir restaurants in Limerick (University of Limerick Campus, Castletroy and Raheen), and, as well as the dressing, include Goats Cheese, Spinach and Caramelized Red Onion Quiche, Quiche Lorraine, Cranberry & Oat Cookie, Wild Atlantic Chunky Chowder.

“Our quiches win lots of awards” says MD Pat O’Sullivan, “so we were really delighted that the other products we entered also took Golds.  It really reflects that the standard of produce we are now making is of the highest quality, and we are very proud of that. On the back of this endorsement from the Great Taste Awards, these products would be welcome on the finest tables in the country”.

These wins are the icing on the cake for O’Sullivan, coming as they do on the back of the most successful year in company’s history. Masterchefs employs 200 people in the hospitality industry, and it has a strict policy of sourcing only the best local produce.

Read more about Masterchefs here.

Check out Great Taste Awards here.

Check out Café Noir here.

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