Irish Enterprise Awards 2024

46. EU Business News- Irish Enterprise Awards 2024 Situated on Market Street, Kinsale, The Gourmet Pantry is an artisan deli that caters to all with freshly prepared delights and international cuisine. Gourmet Pantry Kitchen – Unit 9 Riverstick Co. Cork The business is owned by Sabrina Levis Morley who strives to provide the community with generous hospitality and an inclusive culture where customers share a passion for delicious treats and first-class service. For its culinary wonders, we have bestowed on The Gourmet Pantry this year’s award for Best Deli & Catering Company – County Cork. Sabrina has become renowned in Cork City for her accomplishments as an Executive Chef & Operations Manager, having established several food outlets prior to The Gourmet Pantry. It was always Sabrina’s dream to run her own business where she could showcase her culinary talents and lead and inspire her team. In 2017, when Sabrina opened The Gourmet Pantry, a deli offering locally produced products, ready-made meals, and a private catering service, she knew it would be special. With a wide range of delectable sandwiches, freshly baked bread, scrumptious cakes and pastries, and delicacies from around the world, The Gourmet Pantry boasts something special for everyone to savour and enjoy – made from family recipes passed down through generations. Sabrina’s many travels have influenced the deli’s menu, bringing international flavours and delicious nibbles from all over the world. All products at The Gourmet Pantry have been lovingly made by its dedicated team in its in-house kitchen. The Riverstick production kitchen was set up in 2019, where a full array of ready meals, sauces, soups, salads are produced, Leading the kitchen Cian O Suillivan and the team of qualified Chefs that Sabrina trained alongside with in Catering College 20 years ago in the deli stores Sabrina trains passionate members of the local community in HACCP procedures and full barista training. Sabrina and her team have recently won three Blás na hEireann awards, including the Gold award for their chicken liver pâté. In July 2023, The Gourmet Pantry opened its second store in Carrigaline selling ready meals, wraps, cakes, hot pots, and artisan local products Since opening in Sabrina’s home town of Carrigaline, The Gourmet Pantry team have not stopped and are kept busy with a constant flow of customers and tourists eager to sample the wonderful treats on offer. Over the past few years, The Gourmet Pantry’s catering service has become increasingly popular, catering for numerous corporate events, weddings, funerals, and more. Clients can choose from a diverse menu of appetising food that can be tailored to each private event. The team is committed to fulfilling clients’ specific dietary requirements and delivers a first-class, cost-effective catering service. The Gourmet Pantry offers a range of services including a food-only option, delivery, and a full staffed service. The Paella Party has become a popular choice with The Gourmet Pantry delivering freshly cooked paella to clients’ location as a fantastic way to energise any party. The Gourmet Pantry is an agile business with a robust framework based around a supportive culture, high standards, and community roots. Sabrina shares, “The Gourmet Pantry is about people. It is about creating a new model of hospitality for people. Our business recognises that hospitality can be a toxic environment by not valuing or recognising people. The Gourmet Pantry is a vision for change, that moves beyond financial security. It is about creating a culture of recognising, valuing, respecting, and supporting people to heal and grow in both work and life. This involves trust and empowering people to achieve their full potential.” Committed to maintaining high standards across its operations, the deli strives for excellence in every aspect from fresh ingredients to exemplary customer service. The Gourmet Pantry brand has become synonymous with its ethical decisions concerning ingredients, design, employees, partners, and experiences. The business is a key player within its community, aiming to establish trusting relationships with its patrons, partners, and staff. Recognised in this year’s Irish Enterprise Awards, The Gourmet Pantry adds fundamental value to its community with artisan food products, incredible services, and delicious meals that leave customers returning for more. Company: The Gourmet Pantry Web Address: Best Deli & Catering Company 2024 - County Cork