The inaugural Good Food Ireland Hall of Fame
In 2014 Good Food Ireland launched the inaugural “Hall of Fame”. Having pioneered to vision to grow the reputation of Ireland's food and drink produce and culinary cuisine as world-class and dinstinctively Irish, driving revenue to its approved member businesses, Good Food Ireland recognised the contibution that many individuals made along the way.
These people were sometimes behind the scenes or went beyond the call of duty for their contribution and dedication to good Irish food and tourism at home and abroad. The Hall of Fame also recognises the next generation, those who have influenced, inspired or effected change amongst Ireland’s youth and those who will take forward with diligence a unanimous love of Irish food and hospitality.
The inaugural Good Food Ireland Fame took place at a unique high profile event “Good Food Ireland - A Celebration” hosted by the WebSummit, on Thursday, November 6th 2014 in Herbert Park, Dublin. Guest of Honour was The irish Prime Minister, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny, T.D., who presented the awards to the honourees. Also speaking at the event was Rowley Leigh, acclaimed UK Chef and Journalist Margaret Jeffares, Founder of Good Food Ireland. 1500 international media and guests were in attendance and were entertained by Traditonal Irish Musicians from "The Merry Ploughboy". Guests experienced a unique Good Food Ireland Showcase Dinner that brought together some 300+ businesses from all over the island of Ireland and had the opportunity to meet the people behind the food.