Center Parcs has announced the awarding of food supplier contracts to four Irish food companies for its Center Parcs Longford Forest resort, due to open in summer 2019, worth a combined total of €5.2 million.
The companies in question and the produce they will supply are:
- Dublin based Keelings will be the fresh produce and dairy supplier;
- Family run Heaney Meats in Galway will supply fresh meat;
- Coleraine based Lynas Foodservice and Antrim based Henderson Foodservice will be the premium foodservice partners to Center Parcs Longford Forest
Center Parcs offers family short breaks in a tranquil forest setting. Accommodation includes a fully-equipped kitchen, however guests have a number of dining options which range from cafés and restaurants throughout the resort, to take-away dining or self-catering in their own lodges. The above four food suppliers will supply the full range of fresh produce to support the provision of these dining options at Center Parcs.
Commenting on the contracts, Center Parcs CEO Martin Dalby said,"We are delighted to work with these companies to ensure the food and beverage offering at our forest resort in Ireland is a very high standard. We selected these companies as they share a similar ethos to Center Parcs – they value customer service and quality.
"Our chosen suppliers carry the Board Bia Origin Green accreditation and this was a real re-assurance to us that we can deliver on the provenance and high quality that Irish families naturally expect of their food and dining experiences."
The €233 million Center Parcs Longford Forest resort is due to be completed next year and will offer 466 lodges and 30 apartments to accommodate 2,500 guests wishing to enjoy a luxury forest short break in Ireland. During a Center Parcs short break, guests can enjoy more than 100 indoor and outdoor family activities, including the resort's Subtropical Swimming Paradise, and a range of restaurants and shops.
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