A Falcarragh-based food technology firm has landed a major ‘back of house’ award.
Kelsius, which also has offices in Belfast, won the Best Foodservice Technology accolade at the 2021 Irish Foodservice Supplier Awards (IFSAs).
The theme of this year’s IFSA Awards was based around sustainability. After being shortlisted to the final four, Kelsius went on to win the award after presenting a Dragons Den style presentation.
The environmental benefits of using an automated system for temperature monitoring was presented to the panel of judges Maurice Bergin, Brian Walsh, Keith Waren, Tony McGuigan, Guillaume Oates and Seán Graham.
Some of the key facts mentioned included how the average food business must have one tree worth of paper, 10,000 sheets in storage to be legally HACCP compliant. As well as this, each sheet takes 6-9 years to fully decompose.
The solution – Kelsius helps remove paper from temperature monitoring routines, therefore, greatly reduces waste levels.
“We are delighted to have won such a great award, and we would like to congratulate everybody who took part and the winners of all other categories,” a Kelsius spokesperson told Donegal Daily.
“We’d like to thank the IFSA for hosting the awards and giving businesses like Kelsius a platform to showcase their products and services, and we would like to extend this thanks to the judging panel too.
“Finally, and most importantly, Kelsius would like to thank each and every employee for their hard work and dedication. This award is the accumulation of the effort of each and every staff member across all our departments.”