Sodexo Spends €21 million On Irish food In 2015

5th November 2015

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“Sodexo Ireland will spend €21 million on local Irish food in 2015”, said Margot Slattery, country president, at its Culinary Masterclass in Ballymaloe on October  30th.

“24% of the spend is with verified Bord Bia Origin Green suppliers and a further 10% with suppliers in the process of becoming verified members. As more suppliers are verified, the more those percentages will increase. Seasonality, sustainability, respecting the environment and support for local artisan suppliers are very important to us,” she continued.

The Masterclass, organised and co-ordinated by Julianne Forrestal, executive craft chef for Sodexo Ireland, was led by chef Rory O’Connell, co-founder of the world-famous Ballymaloe Cookery School and annual Litfest. 

Over 160 guests attended and included some well-known Irish faces in sport and TV – Sodexo’s health & wellbeing ambassador footballer Stephanie Roche, Michelin-starred TV chef Derry Clarke, a long-time catering consultant to the company, and designer and broadcaster Sonya Lennon, founder of the Dress for Success charity in Ireland.