There were smiles all around for Trudies Catering Kitchen at The Clayton Hotel on Dublin’s Burlington Road on Friday, September 27th, where the National Q Mark Awards ceremony took place.
The gala event was a chance for all those nominated to celebrate the high standards they’d achieved in rigorous audits by EIQA, the proud guardians of the Q Mark suite of Quality standards. To make it onto the list, each enterprise had to earn a place in the top 6 per cent of the audits carried out across the island of Ireland.
Trudies team produce quality handmade salads, sandwiches and lunches to the catering and retail trade. Trudies Kitchen is a family run business with Trudie, her husband Michael and their son Richard, which generates employment for the local economy with 19 staff members. Trudies have expanded the business this summer through the generation of new customers and new product lines to existing customers. The company has been a nominee, finalist, highly commended and winner many times over the 19 years in which they’ve been part of the National Q Mark Awards process.
For the Trudies team, being nominated for The National Q Mark Awards tells customers the firm is at the forefront of excellence in industry and quality systems showing a continuous improvement year on year. It signifies that they can “Trust in Trudies” – their products, suppliers, systems and people.
During their long relationship with EIQA and the National Q Mark Awards, Trudies have grown in the knowledge of their systems and quality, gaining great advice and training from EIQA.
Operator Siobhan Power says customers can “Trust in Trudies – a slogan that the business has earned over the last 19 years to develop a loyal customer base who recognize the quality standards of our products”.