Little chef Elizabeth Jezkova, with the Masterchefs Hospitality Quiche. Photo: Sean Curtin True Media
Masterchefs Hospitality wins prize at International Awards for savoury tart
Masterchefs Hospitality, beat off competition from over 12,000 producers from all over the world at this year’s Great Taste Awards to achieve a coveted 3 Gold Stars for its delicious Goats Cheese, Spinach and Caramelised Red Onion Quiche. It was one of only 165 products to achieve such an accolade, putting the company at the forefront of culinary excellence in Ireland and the UK.
The tart, which includes goats cheese from Fivemiletown Creamery, Spinach from Green Earth Organic, Galway and Eggs from Pearse Piggot in Gort is, made as part of the company’s Chefs & Bakers brand. The quiche has become a hero product for the company, winning accolades at both the Great Taste Awards and the Blas na hEireann Awards in previous years. It is a favourite at Masterchef’s cafes all over the country including the Café Noir restaurants in Limerick, and their restaurants at University of Limerick, NUI Galway and at the many corporate and private events that the company caters for all over the country. The company’s Wild Atlantic Seafood Chowder, which only uses fresh fish from Kenmare, also won a Gold Star.
“A pastry dish is a very difficult to win with in the 3-Star category so we are really delighted with this result,” said Pat O’Sullivan, MD of Masterchefs. Judges were wowed by the sharp sweet onion marmalade, the fresh, grassy goat cheese and the excellent hand-made pastry. “Everything is generous and of the highest quality and we would be very happy to serve this at any occasion” They added.
Masterchefs, one of the premier hospitality company’s in Ireland, also took Ireland’s Best Events Category & Supreme Caterer at the Keeling’s Gold Medal Awards in 2015. Employing over 200 people in the industry, it has a strict policy of sourcing only the best local produce and employing local talent.
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