A Special Commendation from Euro-Toques
“Euro-Toques Ireland members are the custodians of Irish culinary heritage and the food culture of Ireland today and tomorrow.”
Now that’s a Mission Statement that would get you up in the morning!
Euro-Toques is such distinguished organisation with an important mission, founded by Myrtle Allen and others across Europe 30 years ago.
So we were very excited last week to learn that we were to receive a “Special Commendation” from Euro-Toques Ireland - the first retailer in Ireland to receive such an honour! Wow!
The values of Euro-Toques fit comfortable with our own – focus on provenance and quality, and the underpinning ethos of dealing with people honestly and fairly – something for which retailers have not always been renowned!
We believe that good relationships are good for business! We buy from very many small-scale Irish producers and each one is a kind of collaboration. After all, we need their products to make our shop special and we enjoy working with them to give their products every success with our customers.
Kevin and I were delighted to receive the award on behalf of the whole wonderful team at Ardkeen! Awards like this one are great for us – not just because it gives everyone a “pep in their step” but because it helps us to promote our business in a cost effective way, which is important as we obviously do not have the kind of advertising budget that our competitors would have.
2016 has been a good year for awards: let’s hope we can live up to our good name!