......a real passion about great local food
When Jeanne and I came back from our travels around the world we were stunned at the quality of local ingredients available.
I am an avid supporter of using the best local produce and we are privileged in Northern Ireland to have some of Europe’s finest local suppliers right on our door step.
This inspired us to not only develop great dishes for our restaurants but also planted the seed of developing a range of products for the retail market that would give the consumer something a little bit special.
The Rankin Selection Brand was born in 2002 through a fantastic partnership with Irwin’s Bakery and a range of great tasting traditional Irish breads launched into the marketplace. The success of the bread range inspired me to develop the brand further and in 2004 we launched our Irish Sausage range, followed by our most recent launch into the Gourmet pie and mushroom markets.
There are further exciting plans in development for 2010 which will compliment the current brand and continue to offer our consumers a great taste experience underpinned by the best of Irish produce.