Tipperary Food Producers Network have commissioned renowned chef and fellow Tipperary man Kevin Thornton to create a signature Tipperary Breakfast from local produce, a deliciously nourishing breakfast that sums up the group values of excellence, ethics and integrity.
One of the great philosophers of Irish food, Kevin Thornton’s passion, understanding and drive to bring excellence to the plate made him Ireland’s highest-achieving chef as the first Irish chef ever to have received 2 Michelin stars.
Working with the fine ingredients locally sourced through the Tipperary Food Producers Network, Kevin has created a modern, innovative dish that is very simple to reproduce. The Tipperary Breakfast by Tipperary Food Producers & Kevin Thornton has been designed with trade in mind so it is hoped The Tipperary Breakfast will be offered to guests on breakfast menus across the county of Tipperary initially, but in time both nationally and internationally.
The Tipperary Breakfast is Tipperary toast served with warm apple and blackberry compote, natural yoghurt with grilled bacon and black and white pudding served with refreshing local apple juice. All ingredients are locally sourced through the Tipperary Food Producers Network with produce from the following suppliers included in this dish: Hickeys Bakery, The Apple Farm, Boulabán Farm, Crowe’s Farm, James Whelan Butchers, The Butchers Daughter, Inch House, Lisduff Fine Foods, Emerald Oils, Brookfield Farm and Galtee Honey Farm.
Launching in Rockwell College, The Tipperary Breakfast by Tipperary Food Producers & Kevin Thornton will be prepared on the morning by Kevin himself, with the support of members of the Tipperary Food Producers Network, who will also provide tastings and samplings of some of their exceptional products.
Con Traas of The Apple Farm, Chairman of the Tipperary Food Producers Network, is looking forward to this very special occasion. “Tipperary Food Producers are delighted to have worked with Kevin Thornton to create this exciting new breakfast dish that showcases the very best of what we have here in Tipperary. Working with someone who really gets what you do is always a pleasure, and Kevin, as a genuine son of Tipperary, understands the love, care and pride that goes into everything we produce. Seeing him working with our wonderful Tipperary ingredients to create something so innovative and delicious has been very rewarding.”
“As a proud Tipperary person I was honoured to be asked by Tipperary Food Network to create this new breakfast dish that showcases so many superb Tipperary ingredients,” says Kevin Thornton. “It is always a pleasure and a privilege to work with great ingredients, and it makes it all the more enjoyable to work with Tipperary produce that is so very good as well as being so close to my heart.”
The Tipperary Food Producers acknowledge the financial assistance and other supports provided by Tipperary County Council, LEO Tipperary, North Tipperary Leader Partnership, South Tipperary Development Company, Tipperary Tourism Company and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the CEDRA – Rural Innovation and Development Fund, Agri Tourism Initiative.