By SAM BUTLER
Peppup Sauces, a producer of a broad range of authentic Italian sauces, has won its first business with The Butler’s Pantry in the Republic of Ireland.
Butler’s Pantry, among the best known gourmet food retailers and corporate caterers in the Dublin area, is taking a range of Peppup sauces developed by Dr Luca Montorio in Newtownards.
Dr Montorio describes the deal as “an important breakthrough in a market that we’ve been targeting for several years and gives us a significant platform for further growth, particularly in the Dublin area”.
He went on: “Butler’s Pantry is one of the best known bakers and hospitality businesses in Dublin.
“We are delighted to be supplying our sauces to the company. The Republic is becoming our most important market.”
The new business comes as Peppup launches several innovative products, including a garlic Bolognese. All the sauces, many of which have won UK Great Taste Awards, are gluten-free.
The first Butler’s Pantry was opened in Dublin’s Blackrock in November 1987. Fresh bread and cakes were baked every day while new dishes were being cooked on stoves and packed and sold to the customers from the pot.
Four years later, a second outlet opened in Donnybrook. Catering was provided for big and busy companies, dinner parties, christenings, birthdays, anniversaries and more, all serviced from the kitchen at the back of a shop.
A state-of-the-art kitchen facility was later opened in Bray, County Wicklow.
All food continues to be made by hand and from scratch in the kitchen from the finest ingredients by a team led by executive head chef Ludovic Lantier.
Dr Montorio and wife Liz set up Peppup in 2013 to develop and market an initial roasted tomato and pepper ketchup which proved successful and gained several prestigious awards. An extensive range of sauces and pickles was subsequently developed.
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