Leading vegetable growers and providers, Gilfresh Produce, based in Loughgall in Co. Armagh, picked up two awards in the prestigious 2022 Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards which took place on Tuesday 13th September 2022 in Dublin.
The coveted awards seek to recognise and celebrate the best of retail, wholesale and foodservice food and drink products available in Ireland and so Gilfresh Produce were delighted to be amongst the winners on the night. This year’s judging panel included food buyers, product developers, chefs, bakers, and dieticians, all at the top of their industries.
Gilfresh Produce is thrilled to have picked up a bronze award for in the ‘Fresh Produce – Vegetables’ category for their Gilfresh Produce Vegetable Fajita Kit.
The Gilfresh Produce Vegetable Fajita Kit is a mix which contains onions, peppers and a spicy seasoning sachet and offers a tasty, convenient and healthy meal solution for consumers. This is a versatile product which, once cooked can be enjoyed in a number of ways including in a wrap for a health lunch, with rice for a filling and tasty dinner or equally on its own as a side to a main meal. The seasoning sachet allows consumers to add flavour to their meal according to their own their desired taste which means all the family can enjoy. The Gilfresh Produce Vegetable Fajita Kit is currently available from ALDI, Tesco Ireland and Tesco NI Stores.
Richard Gilpin, Head of Farm Operations at Gilfresh also picked up the prestigious ‘Rising Star’ Award on the night. The ‘Rising Star’ Award recognises individuals aged 30 and under across both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland who have a passion for food and drink and are making strides within the industry.
Richard Gilpin is 24 years old and is a valued member of the Gilfresh Group Leadership team having joined the company full time upon graduating from Queen’s University in Belfast with a first class honours degree in May 2021. Richard leads a team of over 25 staff who work on the farm side of the business and is responsible for overseeing the growing of 1500 acres, made up of a mixture of vegetables, cereals and forage crops.