Award winning smoked salmon producer Quinlan's have today confirmed that they have acquired the renowned international smoked salmon brand 'Kenmare Select' .
'Kenmare Select' was started by the award winning chef Rémy Benoit in 1991 and like Quinlan's, Kenmare Select uses what is described as a traditional approach to producing it's suite of products .
Commenting on the expansion Liam Quinlan Managing Director of the family owned Quinlan's fish says
" Having 'Kenmare Select' in our stable will open even more international export markets for our ranges of smoked salmon which will be complimented by the Kenmare Select Brand This will see an expansion of our facility in Caherciveen and we are very happy that some of the most skilled smokers who have worked at 'Kenmare Select ' for so long have agreed to join our team."
Quinlan's smoked salmon has won many awards including the supreme champion award at Blás na hÉireann as well as gold stars from the globally recognised Taste awards.
In recent years Quinlan's Seafood has added to it's fish processing operation at Caherciveen and Retail fish shops throughout Kerry with the launch of it's Seafood Bars throughout Munster.
Liam Quinlan has today confirmed that upwards of 15 jobs will also be created with the opening of a new seafood bar in Kenmare. This will be Quinlan's fifth seafood bar.
Commenting Liam Quinlan said
" We are landing the freshest catch on our Irish coastline and our motto is to bring our customers the tastiest seafood from tide to table. We opened our first seafood bar in 2011 in Killarney and have since opened in Tralee, Killorglin, Cork and now Kenmare.
When we opened in Cork I announced with then Marine Minister Simon Coveney that we would be expanding further and. Kenmare offers us a fantastic opportunity as such an iconic destination for tourists."
NOTES FOR EDITORS
Quinlan's Fish was founded by Michael Quinlan in 1963. The family firm is now run by his sons Liam , Ronan and Fintan and this will see employment at the company rise to over 100.
Quinlan's have 4 retail fish shops throughout Co Kerry.
Quinlan's operate 5 seafood bars with 2 further openings due in 2017.
Quinlan's have been awarded
- Blas na hÉireann Supreme Champion Award
-Small Firms Association Company of the Year
- Radio Kerry Business of the Year
-Great Taste Top 50 Foods 2015
BIM Seafood Specialist of the year 2011
For Further information contact Liam Quinlan 086 817 3131