Fitzers’ Great Irish Food – Great Irish Companies


Looking for the secret ingredient for that perfect pasta recipe or fancy learning some new sushi skills for the kitchen? Fitzers Catering, which celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year, is hosting a myriad of demonstrations and master classes with some of Ireland’s most renowned chefs at The Skillery by Fitzers Catering at Taste of Dublin from 16 – 19 June.  Fitzers Catering, renowned for great Irish food will also showcase its own great companies Vibrant Catering, Savage Food Company and associated Fitzpatrick family businesses Caterway and Jamie’s Kitchen.


Top chefs Kevin Thornton, Paul Flynn, Niall Sabongi, Natural Born Feeder Roz Purcell and Fitzers own Executive Chef Leonard Fearon and “Alex” Ting Zhang will demonstrate their skills and share vital culinary tips as they prepare mouth-watering sizzling dishes live in front of a hungry audience.


With whole food recipes to tempt taste buds from Roz Purcell, seafood demonstrations from Klaw’s Niall Sabongi, pastry secrets from Robert Bullock of Le Patissier, sushi demonstrations and tips on energy boosting bites from Fitzers’ Executive Chef Leonard Fearon and “Alex” Ting Zhang, there will be skills on show to suit every palate.


Fitzers’ Flying Dog unit will also host cocktails from handcrafted Tanqueray No. TEN gin for those looking to enjoy a refreshing tipple as they watch the chefs in action.


Barry Storey, Managing Director of Fitzers Catering commented, “As we celebrate 30 years in the catering industry it is the perfect pairing to sponsor The Skillery at this year’s Taste of Dublin.  Having catered for dignitaries, heads of state, film crews, festival goers and much more throughout the years we have all the skills for catering cuisine.  The Skillery by Fitzers Catering will be awash with homegrown and national talent over the four day festival and we welcome everyone to visit for a chance to see some masters at work and pick up some new skills.”


Fitzers Catering which is a wholly owned family business employing 50 full time staff, celebrates 30 years in business this year. The company holds contracts for high profile venues such as Convention Centre Dublin, Slane Castle, The Royal College of Physicians, Law Society of Ireland and Horse Racing Ireland locations – Leopardstown, Fairyhouse and Navan.


Fitzers Catering continues to be one of Ireland’s most innovative businesses. It was the first Irish catering company in Ireland to be awarded the ISO 20121 / SGS certification in sustainability in 2013 and has been awarded this accreditation again in 2014 and 2015.  The company has also been awarded Deloitte’s Best Managed Company for five consecutive years.


As a long established Irish company, the sourcing of ingredients from local and artisan producers is and continues to be a priority.  Quality and high standards are key elements of the company ethos, while Fitzers Catering’s philosophy is to always use the highest standard of Irish produce in its offerings where possible. Irish high profile events included Michael D Higgins’ inauguration in Dublin Castle, the visits of both Queen Elizabeth II and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2013, Brian O’Driscoll’s testimonial and the 2015 European People’s Party Congress.


The company recently moved into a brand new headquarters in Citywest complete with plans for state of the art kitchens to provide an award winning service solution ready to go.