Our main sponsor
Bord Bia (the Irish Food board) is the Irish food, drink and horticulture industry’s trade development and promotion organisation. It has its headquarters in Dublin, but also has international offices in Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, New York, Paris and Shanghai.
Established in 1994, the Bord Bia aims to grow the success of Ireland's world class food, drink and horticulture industries by providing strategic market development, promotion and information services; and acting as a link between Irish food, drink and produce suppliers, and existing and potential customers throughout the world. As well as operating a quality assurance scheme for beef, pork and bacon and egg products, Bord Bia's objective is to develop export markets for Irish food and drink suppliers and to bring the taste of Irish food to more tables world-wide.
Our other sponsors
WOSA is the non-profit, umbrella organisation that globally represents the South African wine industry and their slogan, 'Variety is in our nature', celebrates the unique diversity of premium quality wine, the South African people, its landscapes, exquisite natural habitat and, of course, its food.
Established in its current form in 1999, Wines of South Africa has over 500 exporters on its database. It is totally independent of any producer, wholesaling company or government department, although it is recognized by government as an Export Council. Wines of South Africa is responsible for marketing South African wines in all countries where the wines are sold in significant quantities, including the UK (the leading market for South African wine exports), Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. More recently, Wines of South Africa has also been developing markets for South African wines in the United States, Canada, Russia, and Asia.
Ergo Chef is revolutionizing the culinary industry with ergonomic cutlery that matches user comfort with the highest quality craftsmanship. Their signature ergonomically-angled handle design keeps the hand and forearm in a straighter line, so there’s less strain on the hand, wrist and forearm. All the knives are forged from one piece of high-carbon German steel, so there’s no chance they’ll snap in two. They’re also precision heat-treated for long edge life. Ergo Chef backs its Pro-Series Cutlery with a 30-day money back guarantee and a lifetime warranty.
Hotel Chocolat continues to be a British-owned phenomenon brazenly committed to real, authentic chocolate.
Head to Hotel Chocolat, luxury British Chocolatier and Cocoa Grower. Immerse yourself in the stylish chocolate 60+ shops in the UK, USA and Middle East. Discover Hotel Chocolat's devotion to making exciting, adventurous chocolate by unearthing exceptional ingredients and using plenty of passion. Why not come and find out for yourself, drop in and bliss out with a free in store chocolate tasting or go to www.hotelchocolat.co.uk
Prokit is a UK-based company specialising in camera, lighting, video production and sound equipment; years of specialist knowledge and experience allows Prokit to advise upon and supply a large selection of leading brands.
Prokit is also the largest European distributor of Lowel Ego lights, holding a comprehensive stock of the entire range.
Since winning the prestigious title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 1993, Georges Larnicol, Master Pastry Chef and Chocolatier, has been creating outstanding pastries and chocolates, never ceasing to surprise. Remaining true to his Breton origins and following in his father’s footsteps, Georges Larnicol produces artisan quality pastries and chocolates using only the finest, most rigorously selected, all natural ingredients, resting faithful to local producers: organic flour, butter, coarse salt and seaweed from Brittany. Alongside their wonderful Breton specialties, such as buttery Kouignettes and Kouign Amann, crispy galettes and palets, their colorful, delicately flavored macarons and chocolate confections continue to delight.
Whether a small treat or a special occasion, La Maison Georges Larnicol distinguishes themselves with sumptuous, artistic creations and sculptures in chocolate.
Sweet Pete's is an all natural sweet shoppe located in Jacksonville, Florida. The founder of Sweet Pete's, Peter Behringer, grew up in the confectionery business as his mother owned a chocolate shop when he was a child.
Peter believes in making candies and chocolates the old fashioned way in small handmade batches with all natural ingredients. Sweet Pete's also specializes in gluten free and vegan sweets.
Paula Walters has the inherent styling talent to find genuine balance between subject and set. With a true eye for detail, vintage and contemporary elements are artfully combined,organic tones and textures entice the viewer to linger and explore.
Her style celebrates perfection in the natural imperfections of food and still life. Working instinctively, Paula draws on more than 20 years experience styling and producing for many of Chicago's most successful food and product photographers. She is continually sourcing unique elements for her shots, and regularly creates backgrounds and props to further personalize her styling visions. With an endless passion for her work, every job becomes a welcome challenge to explore and push her talents, and yet another opportunity to style an unforgettable image.