Multi award-winning contract and event caterers, Master Chefs, are proud to announce the launch of their Chefs & Bakers range of hand-crafted, ready to eat gourmet meals - offering a world of flavour, quality and convenience to the hospitality and food retail sectors.
For the last few months since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Master Chefs have been working closely with Italian equipment manufacturers to develop the technology and build a specialist oven that will allow Master Chefs to regenerate and serve hand-crafted gourmet meals in an a la carte environment.
The Chefs & Bakers range also provides pubs, cafes, restaurants, hotels and nursing homes with a complete food service solution, meaning no more headaches about quality of ingredients, having to source produce from multiple suppliers, food waste or staff recruitment and retention. With limited investment required and no need for a commercial kitchen, it's set to prove to be a very attractive proposition for business owners and retailers nationwide.
Reacting to the launch, Pat O’Sullivan, Managing Director of Master Chefs said “On 12th March, we closed dozens of outlets, effectively closing 80% of our business. With businesses everywhere facing the same reality, we knew we'd need to adapt and saw it as an opportunity to 'press the reset button'. At the start of April, we set about working with an Italian manufacturer, who were also in lockdown, to develop technology and build an oven to allow us to regenerate our hand-crafted gourmet meals in an a la carte setting. Chefs & Bakers not only provides a solution for ourselves but we also envisage that it will prove to be very popular with pubs that previously didn't serve food, cafes, restaurants, hotels and nursing homes as it requires limited investment and there’s no need for a commercial kitchen. Menus will change with the seasons and we effectively become your head chef. We've partnered with Corcoran Food Equipment for fit-out and will have a national partner to distribute meals.”
The Chefs & Bakers complete meal range includes everything from traditional Irish breakfast to complete four course meals, desserts and everything in between, all of which are produced daily in Master Chefs Artisan Food Facility in Limerick by a team of award-winning chefs headed up by Michelle O’Donnell (Irish Hospitality Institute ‘Exec Chef of the Year’ 2019) using the finest local in-season produce.