Archive for December, 2019

Big School Cook Off 2020 shortlist revealed

Posted on: December 6th, 2019 by paul@stylografik.com

Following intense deliberation of over 100 entries from post primary schools across the country, the shortlist for the Mount Charles Big School Cook Off, in association with SuperValu, can now be revealed.

The first stage of the competition asked students to submit a recipe in either video or word format, for a main course dinner costing £10 or under, with consideration to creativity, health and the use of locally sourced produce.

The shortlisted County teams who will now take part in the Big School Cook Off Final at Belfast Metropolitan College (Titanic Quarter), on Wednesday 4th March, 2020 are:

Caitriona Lennox, Business Development Manager at Mount Charles said: “Firstly I’d like to thank all the teachers and students who took time to enter the competition this year. The panel of judges were completely blown away by the talent displayed in the submissions we received, which made it incredibly difficult to arrive at the final shortlist.

“We launched the Big School Cook Off initiative to encourage the development of cookery skills in classrooms. The number and quality of the entries we received, demonstrates to us that children are cooking, and we hope that by creating initiatives such as the Big School Cook Off that we will uncover and nurture future talent for the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland.”

Congratulating the finalists, Head of Marketing for SuperValu, Brendan Gallen, said: “At SuperValu we have a focus on Real Food and Real People and being a part of the Big School Cook Off allows us to encourage young people and families to get cooking.  We can’t wait to welcome the finalists into stores in January to showcase their fantastic dishes.”

The shortlisted teams will be invited to perform a cookery demonstration of their dish, at their local SuperValu store in January, ahead of the final on the 4th of March 2020.

Each county winning team will receive an apron, a finalist plaque for their school and a chef’s jacket to wear to the finals and the overall winning team will receive a plaque for the winning team, Private Box VIP tickets to an SSE Arena Ice Hockey match and their school will get a £100 voucher for catering equipment of their choice.

 

 

 

Mount Charles Wins RTÉ Catering!

Posted on: December 4th, 2019 by paul@stylografik.com

Mount Charles Ireland has now added RTÉ, Ireland’s national public media organisation, to our burgeoning portfolio of high-profile clients in Dublin including; Griffith College, Public Appointments Service, Ordinance Survey Ireland, Abbey Theatre, National Aquatic Centre and Custom House.

The seven-year contract will involve us delivering a high quality, bespoke food and beverage offering for 1,822 staff and clients at RTÉ’s Donnybrook campus which includes RTÉ’s television and radio studios, as well as the Fair City set.

Following in-depth market research and analysis of RTÉ’s bespoke requirements, Mount Charles has invested £100k to deliver a new experience, which will host their exciting food concept offers including; Real Good Food, Honest and Urban Square Coffee.

Real Good Food uses the best local ingredients to provide traditional home comfort food with a modern twist. Honest will serve fresh, non-processed, food and juices, accompanied by comprehensive nutritional information and Urban Square Coffee aims to transform the radio coffee shop into a destination venue.

All the menus have been developed especially for RTÉ featuring traditional home comfort food with a modern twist and dishes will be prepared using healthy cooking techniques.

Mount Charles Chairman and founder Trevor Annon, said: We are delighted to announce our most recent contract win. It is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of some heavyweight contracts we have picked up over the last two years and I believe it sends out a strong message to the market.

“Using our extensive knowledge from operating many similar catering solutions, we believe that we have created a strong food offer and brand that is appealing and will meet all of RTE’s staff and customers’ needs.We are confident that the service we can provide to RTÉ will be unrivalled.”

Mount Charles wins major education contract at Maynooth University
Pictured in the main student restaurant which has received a complete branding overhaul to become Urban Square Food Co, are: Mount Charles’ Gavin Annon, Head of Sales and Marketing; Philip Sangari, Head of Catering Ireland and Terry Woods, Commercial Director Ireland with Maynooth University’s Vice President of Estates and Capital, Eliz Dunne; Trevor Annon, Chairman of Mount Charles and Michael Rafter, Head of Estates, Maynooth University.