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Since we first started on our mission to develop Ireland as a food tourism destination, change the image of Irish cuisine and drive food lovers to our approved network of the very best authentic local food experiences, Good Food Ireland has had overwhelming support from partners who have sponsored, worked with, endorsed us and helped spread our word to the world.

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny Irish Prime Minister
A brand of quality across everybody.. I say thank you...
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D., Irish Prime Minister

"Good Food Ireland really is a brand of quality across everybody and those who are in this business have a responsibility to see that our standards are seen to be the highest that there is. Good Food Ireland on behalf of the government and therefore the people, I say thank you, well done, go raibh míle maith agat"

Paul Nolan Dawn Meats, Ed Cooney The Merrion Hotel, Margaret Jeffares Good Food Ireland, Martin Shanahan Fishy Fishy, Padraig Brennan Bord Bia
A top class offering.. shown off at its best by the best ...
Paul Nolan, Dawn Meats Group on Showcase of Irish Beef at The Breeders Cup World Horse Racing Championship in Los Angeles 2016

Thank you so much for all your help, encouragement and input with Breeders Cup Taste of the World in California. The team produced a top class offering bringing out the very best in Irish Grass fed Beef in terms of its tenderness and succulence and particularly in terms of its distinctive flavour which really sets the product apart from the local grained produce. Not only did we have a great product shown off at its best by the best but your team personified that great Irish combination of warmth and generosity in spades…traits not unnoticed by a very appreciative and discerning audience.

Good Food Ireland - Very high standards
Ciara Jackson, Food & Beverage Director, Grant Thornton

"Huge congratulations on such a fantastic event - it was so well organised, everything ran extremely smoothly, the speakers were great, the venue was gorgeous, and the food was just perfection. I did two laps of the breakfast showcase, it was so delicious! So well done all of you, you have very high standards indeed ! " said Ciara Jackson, Food & Beverage Director, Grant Thornton - Sponsor of the Good Food Ireland Conference and Awards.

Irish Thoroughbred Marketing partners with Good Food Ireland for the prestigious Breeders Cup World Horse Racing Championship
Daithí Harvey, Irish Thoroughbred Marketing

"The Breeders Cup is a weekend of world class racing with competitors from many of the world’s leading racing nations. As a breeding nation Ireland has provided more Breeders Cup winners than any other non-USA competing nation and as a result this weekend represents a fantastic opportunity for Irish Thoroughbred Marketing to promote Irish bloodstock to a global audience. Our partnership with Good Food Ireland provides great synergies and we are delighted to partner with you to showcase two of Ireland’s great reputations, good food and good horses", Daithí Harvey, Irish Thoroughbred Marketing.

Margaret grasped the economic link between Ireland's two indigeneous industries
Alex Gibson FMII ISHC, Dublin Institute of Technology

"Good Food Ireland really is a brand of quality across everybody and those who are in this business have a responsibility to see that our standards are seen to be the highest that there is. Good Food Ireland on behalf of the government and therefore the people, I say thank you, well done, go raibh míle maith agat"

Good Food Ireland provides huge support for companies
Richard Bruton T.D. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

"Food and Tourism are key sectors targeted in the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs and through determined work from Minister Coveney and Minister Varadkar we have seen record food exports achieved in recent years and a growth in jobs in both agriculture and tourism. Good Food Ireland is highly innovative and provides huge support for companies in this sector. I commend them on their work and wish them every success for the future" Richard Bruton T.D. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Good Food Ireland - Showcasing Irish food and maintaining high standards
Niall Gibbons, CEO, Tourism Ireland

"Good Food Ireland have been great partners in showcasing the very best of Irish Food overseas. The team work hard and maintain the highest of standards thank to Margaret Jeffares leadership and direction",Niall Gibbon, CEO, Tourism Ireland.

Laughlin Rigby Tourism Ireland
Good Food Ireland - Consistently innovate in their marketing opportunities for business
Laughlin Rigby, eMarketing Manager, Tourism Ireland

"Good Food Ireland are stalwarts in the Irish Tourism industry and consistently innovate in their marketing opportunities for member businesses" Laughlin Rigby, eMarketing Manager, Tourism Ireland.

Paddy Cosgrave The Web Summit
The Food Summit with Good Food Ireland - To change the impression of Irish food
Paddy Cosgrave, Founder, The Web Summit

"Ireland should be the world's food capital. No other nation produces more food per capita than Ireland, and the food we produce is of an exceptional quality. Yet, very few of our more than 400 international journalists would ever associate incredible food with Ireland. With Good Food Ireland we are going to change that at the Web Summit" Paddy Cosgrave, Founder The Web Summit

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny Irish Prime Minister
Good Food Ireland Awards - Make Ireland synonymous with good food
Enda Kenny T.D., An Taoiseach - Ireland's Prime Minister

"I am delighted to present these awards which recognise the efforts of those who are producing, retailing and cooking food to the highest quality and standard. Whether it is in restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, markets or accommodation, customers and visitors can have a truly memorable food experience because of the wonderful produce and talent we have in this country. These awards help to make Ireland synonymous with good food and this reputation is vital to supporting our €9 billion of food and drink exports and the 160,000 jobs in the agri-food industry. Good Food Ireland I commend you" Enda Kenny T.D., An Taoiseach.