Masterchefs Hospitality took home no fewer than six Gold Stars for five of its best hand made products in the Great Taste Awards, beating off competition from thousands of producers across Ireland and the UK.

The producer won accolades for every product they entered, with one achieving 2 Gold Stars – their honey mustard dressing. These results have set a new standard for the company’s success in the competition.

Their winning products, hand made daily, are included in some of the most popular dishes served in Masterchef’s three Café Noir restaurants in Limerick (University of Limerick Campus, Castletroy and Raheen), and, as well as the dressing, include goats cheese, spinach and caramelised red onion quiche, quiche Lorraine, cranberry & oat cookie, and wild Atlantic chunky chowder.

Over 10,000 products are entered into the Great Taste Awards every year. This year, of the 3,539 products that have been awarded, only 430 were from the republic, so the competition was particularly stiff.

“Our quiches win lots of awards,” said MD Pat O’Sullivan, “so we were really delighted that the other products we entered also took Golds. It really reflects that the standard of produce we are now making is of the highest quality, and we are very proud of that.”

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