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Here is what they had to say:

 

Kai Café and Restaurant

“At the award-winning Kai Café + Restaurant, light streams through a generous roof-lantern into the rustic stone-and-wood dining room, giving a visceral sense of connection to the west coast’s rugged landscape, from where the ingredients for its dishes are sourced.

With a focus on doing things simply, owners David and Jessica Murphy have created in Kai a food experience that is at once basic and innovative, unadorned and yet beautiful. Having recently joined the Food Made Good (Sustainability), their ethos is one of conscious symbiosis with their environment.”

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 Always so encouraging to see Kai among the best of lists. Delighted to be included in the story of Irish Food
Read in today’s The Irish Times

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The Sustainable Restaurant Association is founded as a not-for-profit organisation by Giles Gibbons, Simon Heppner, and two restaurant owners, Henry Dimbleby MBE (Co-Founder of Leon, Co-Author of the School Food Plan and Founder of StreetFeast) and Mark Sainsbury (Founder of Moro, The Zetter Group & Grainstore).
The SRA created a unique framework to simplify the complexity of sustainability for the industry.

 

Sustainability Rating: 
The Food Made Good Sustainability Rating shows customers that you’re passionate about serving great quality food in a way that isn’t costing the earth. The rating is based on a holistic assessment of your business, covering 14 key-areas that consider your society, sourcing and environmental practices. This in-depth look into your business allows us to accredit the great things you’re doing and shed light on areas where there might be room for improvement. Assessments are carefully tailored by business type, so the audit will be relevant to your specific operations. The Food Made Good Sustainability Rating is a 3-Star rating.

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  • September 1, 2015

The award winning, Galway based Kai Cafe + Restaurant has teamed up with the iconic Irish retailer, Meadows and Byrne, to bring fun and inventive recipes, cooking tips and food advice to their shared audience of culinary enthusiasts, foodies, and home chefs.

Kai’s co-owner and head chef, Jess Murphy, will feature weekly on her own page of the Meadows and Byrne website, presenting her favourite recipes, sharing inspirational how-to videos and offering professional tips and advice in her “Ask the Chef” column. Jess will also join Meadows and Byrne in sharing her passion for seasonal cooking and local Irish food producers through the various channels of social media.

For over two decades, Meadows and Byrne has been the leading lifestyle store in Ireland with 14 shops nationwide. Renowned for innovation, quality, and style, Meadows and Byrne offers an extended range of unique homewares, culinary tools and table top décor to industry professionals and high-style homemakers alike.

Kai Cafe + Restaurant, located on Sea Road in Galway, has established itself as the place to eat in Galway and the West of Ireland. This highly-acclaimed establishment has been awarded Best Restaurant in Ireland, Best Restaurant and Best Chef in Connaught. The philosophy at Kai Café and Restaurant is very simple; head chef Jessica sources fresh, organic produce from local suppliers to create daily menus bursting with flavour, texture and colour. Run by husband and wife team, Jessica and David Murphy, all menus change on a daily basis dependent on what is fresh and in stock from local suppliers.

“I am very excited to begin this journey with Meadows & Byrne. They were a very natural choice for me and Kai, as we use all their beautiful dishes, cutlery and table settings in-house for our food styling and photo shoots. Kai is all about supporting local, whether that be local to Galway or local to Ireland. Meadows and Byrne have been central to the Irish retailer sector for over 20 years and we love what they offer across all their stores,” explained Jess.

“At Meadows and Byrne, we appreciate and admire Jess Murphy’s fresh approach to cooking and entertaining. We agree that her unique presentation of seasonal dishes, filled with colour, texture and style, mirrors the lifestyle approach of our brand. We are very excited to collaborate with this talented chef to offer our customers an inside edge on the culinary world in Ireland,” said Jaye Lee for Meadows and Byrne

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