RAI Meet At Keelings
Published on Oct 9 2014 12:03 PM in Food
The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) recently held their council meeting at Keelings farm at St. Margarets in North Co. Dublin. Keelings Farm Fresh Division supply a number of the RAI members’ restaurants with products including fruit and vegetables, freshly squeezed juices, salads and dairy produce. Colm Bury, MD at Keelings Farm Fresh, welcomed the RAI members, which included Adrian Cummins (CEO) and Padraig Og Gallagher (president). The site tour included a visit to Keelings' production and depot facilities, pepper glasshouse and apple orchards, where harvesting of Keelings Irish apples and pears is currently underway. Keelings also used the opportunity to showcase their specially designed farm fresh fleet and new customer care vans. “It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to give RAI members the opportunity to see the operational side of the Farm Fresh business," said Bury. “The fact that Keelings are not only suppliers, but growers too, means we provide a fully integrated service. Members, many of whom are customers, therefore have a genuine interest to learn more about what we do – and the processes we have in place to provide them with high-quality produce”. Farm fresh offers an increased product portfolio by working with customers to meet the expanding demands of the Irish consumer for taste, quality and new varieties. As well as RAI members, Keelings Farm Fresh also supplies hotels, institutional caterers, hospitals and nursing homes. The expanding fleet guarantees that delivery schedules are met from facilities at Dublin, Cork, Wexford and Belfast. The Keelings Farm Fresh range is available from Keelings, Pallas Foods and Crossgar.