The calendar will provide chefs with information on produce coming into season, making it easier to update their menus and work with the freshest ingredients. New ingredients will be added monthly with real time updates to notify chefs about any changes in supply such as production difficulties, delays or excess produce.
“We select from only the best local and global growers, who share our passion for quality fresh produce. Provenance is vital as we endeavour to supply locally grown fresh produce throughout the season” says Keeling’s.
By promoting seasonal products, the calendar aims not only to reduce food waste and create a more sustainable industry, but also to inspire chefs to get creative and develop something new. The ‘Real-Time Seasonality’ updates are key to alerting chefs when a product is about to be harvested on Irish farms, so that they can adapt and make use of that ingredient while it is available and at its best. Chefs will also be encouraged to share their seasonal ideas and dishes through the Chef Network online community.
Seasonality information is something Chef Network members have called for and Keeling’s, who work with 50+ growers nationally and internationally are the ideal partner to answer that call.
The Chef Network & Keeling’s Real Time Seasonality Calendar launches on the Chef Network Website this August 2018. Sign up to Chef Network today (www.chefnetwork.ie) to be notified when the calendar goes live.