We buy locally from artisan food producers
Buying locally is our way of giving back to the economy and supporting our community. As an Irish company we have the power to support farmers in our region, protect our land, and build rural economies. We also have the benefit of Irish suppliers seeking to supply and work with us. It’s important for our staff restaurants to be established members of the community. We have long recognised that using local seasonal products benefit the community, its farms and business owners and in turn, make our customers happy.
Taste the difference
Locally grown products are freshest. Our chefs report the taste, texture, and freshness of local product are vastly superior to items sourced from across the globe. Implementing a farm to table program ensures menus our are created seasonally and secures the best products of the season are used at just the right time.
Creating a thoughtfully sourced produce program is a feel-good commitment to our staff restaurants and customers. Not only will our customers feel good eating it, they also feel good for doing their part for the community as well as the environment. It’s a labour of love that is rewarding in many ways. It’s all about the products and the flavours to create the right recipe and those products come from our local suppliers.
Kish Fish of Malahide Road Industrial Park in Coolock supplies a wide range of fresh and frozen fish / shellfish. Established in 1966 they are an Irish owned company. They pride themselves on fresh fish sourced and bought locally wherever possible, utilizing responsible practices within the internationally agreed fishing quotas.
Solaris Botanicals is an internationally award-winning tea blending company from Galway. It is run by two qualified Medical Herbalists, who specialise in 1st flush whole-leaf organic teas with no artificial aromas or flavours. Their packaging and products are sustainably sourced and biodegradeable. They are proud to be a conscionable Irish company supplying premium products. Solaris is now available in UK, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Finland, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Keelings Fruit and Vegetables
We utilize suppliers who have passion for Quality. Keeling’s is a family owned Irish company. Their family’s expertise in growing dates back to 1926. With such a long history of growing Keeling’s use their expertise to work with growers and suppliers to constantly develop fresh produce to the highest level of best value, best quality, best appearance, best taste and best flavour.
“The Q Cafe Company is a supporter of Bord Bia’s Ireland Foodservice Programme . Natalie, Quality Assurance Manager, and her colleagues are available and willing to offer advice and suggestions to Irish food manufacturers that are examining the suitability of their products for workplace restaurants. They are open to working with local food producers, trialling their products and providing valuable industry feedback”.
Maureen Gahan, Foodservice Specialist, Bord Bia