When a product wins 2 stars at the Great Taste Awards 2023, you sit up and take notice. That’s just what happened to Carrick Foods’ fresh Stout City Loaf. Judges described the loaves as having “a rich, natural flavour” which was “above and beyond delicious”. It’s one of range from a company founded by Chef/Lecturer, John Crowe. He has cooked for presidents, kings and even James Bond.
He now teaches at NWRC and his company is based at FoodOvation which is where the breads and bread mixes are made for sale across the Maiden City and in Belfast International and City of Derry Airports. They are interested in business from supermarkets.
The stout in question is from the Walled City Brewery, the flour from O’Neills and the buttermilk from Dale Farm. Other products include Legenderry Scone Mix, Stout and Date Wheaten Mix and Maura’s Farmhouse Wheaten Mix.
When it came to launching his own business, he knew he wanted to use his knowledge and experience to create unique foods that touched the soul, stirred emotions, and screamed local. This was the nucleus for creating Carrick Foods. With a focus on crafting the finest products by his hands for your table. This together with a strong sense of collaborating and championing the wide range of raw materials the North-West of Ireland has to offer.