As part of the launch, the leading hotel collection has announced two new breakfast suppliers – Grand Café Coffee from UCC, roasted in County Antrim and Grant’s Dry Cured Bacon from Derry-Londonderry.
Also showcased in the booklet are the stories behind Hastings long-standing breakfast suppliers including black and white pudding from Gracehill Fine Foods in County Antrim, mushrooms from Malachy McKenna in Dungannon, Waggle Dance Honey from Portadown, Clandeboye Estate Yoghurt from Bangor and Just Live a Little granola and muesli from Portaferry.
Howard Hastings, Managing Director of Hastings Hotels said: “It is no secret that we at Hastings Hotels are extremely passionate about food provenance and our fabulous local suppliers. We make no apologies for only working with the very best of Northern Ireland’s food producers who continue to enable us to offer guests wonderful, seasonal menus in each of our six hotels.
“The Who Made My Breakfast? booklet is our little book of stories introducing our local suppliers and the delightful produce that helps us serve up the finest breakfasts every day. It allows guests to see the photos of the people responsible for the produce they are eating and find out more about where it comes from including McCann’s Apple Juice and White’s Oats from Co Armagh, Bushmills Whiskey which is served with the porridge, milk from Farmview Dairies and Thompson’s Tea from Belfast, Carnbrooke Meats from Dromara who produce Honeybee Sausages, Clements Eggs from County Down and Get Fresh Tomatoes from Bob Colhoun in Drumbeg,” Howard continued.
“Food is a hugely important part of the visitor experience and at Hastings Hotels we are exceptionally proud of our local suppliers who help us create great menus. We hope the new Who Made my Breakfast? booklet will help increase the business of our local suppliers, who I think are amongst the best in the world,” Howard concluded.
Howard Hastings of Hastings Hotels was joined by Michele Shirlow from Food NI, John McGrillen from Tourism NI and some of the Hastings’ local producers at a Food NI event in the Culloden Estate & Spa