Irish Food Hero Award 2019
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Nominations for the prestigious Food Hero Award came flooding in from a wide array of companies and individuals from the food and drink Industry. The shortlist was narrowed down to include the six brightest contenders who stood out for their sheer passion, drive, enthusiasm and hard work.

This year's Food Hero will be announced at the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards ceremony, taking place on Thursday 24 October.


Gary McDowell

Food Innovation Manager – Deli Lites

Kathleen Flavin
Head Chef – Foxford Woollen Mills

Oonagh Monahan
Food Business Development - Alpha Omega Consultant / Money for Jam

 Pat Clarke
Owner – Clarkes Fruits

Michael Onalimi
Director and Chef - The Jungle Food Company

Tom Flavin
Executive Chef – Strand Hotel, Limerick