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Marqette, Dublin Airport Accredited Number 1 In The World, At The Moodie Davitt FAB Awards


Marqette, which is part of the Michael JF Wright Hospitality Group, is delighted to announce that they have won “Airport Food Hall of the Year” at last night’s Moodie Davitt Airport Food & Beverage (FAB) Conference & Awards which took place at The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, Canada. The shortlist was drawn from almost 250 entries, representing all sectors of the burgeoning airport food & beverage sector.

The awards recognise and reward best practice in the sector and Marqette was shortlisted in three categories; “Airport Food Hall of the Year,” “Airport Bar of the Year,” “Airport Food on the Go.” Marqette was announced as the overall winner of the prestigious “Airport Food Hall of the Year” , positioning Marqette as the number one in the world.

Airport dining is a highly competitive industry and the team at Marqette has a strong passion to deliver the best in all aspects of food preparation and presentation with a special focus on service delivery. Frequent traveller and lover of good simple food, Michael Wright, CEO of Michael JF Wright Hospitality Group) sought to improve the food offer at Dublin Airport.

Food providence and authenticity were top of agenda for Wright as he sought to deliver Irish culinary delights with exceptional customer service to airport passengers. The on-site bakery making fresh bread and pastries, street food, crepes and omelettes cooked via a converted 1960’s Citroen Van aptly named “The Hatch” and a range of signature takeaway “Food on the Fly” products, are all unique features of this market inspired unit.

Commenting on winning the award Michael Wright; “The FAB Awards are the cornerstone for airport dining from around the world and an award win is recognised globally. A FAB award accreditation has the highest recognition amongst international consumers and airport F&B players. Winning this award will make a significant business difference to our team and the Marqette brand on an international level.” Wright is looking forward to future expansion plans of the Marqette brand in overseas markets and plans are currently underway for development of the Marqette concept in St. Andrews Church in Dublin’s City Centre.

The FAB conference features contributions from airports from around the world, and Michael Thornton,General Manager Marqette, will be speaking today on the subject Different voices, new opportunities: How small can be beautiful in travel food and beverage."

The real key to the success of the brand is the management team’s devotion to constant evolution and development, using products that are real, authentic and bursting with honest-to-goodness quality. Last night's win is in no small part due to the richness of Marqette produce, the strength of their story and the passion of the people behind Marqette. Marqette is a wonderful ambassador for Irish food in airports, and are certain that they will remain key players in maintaining Ireland’s enviable reputation on an international stage.

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