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Flahavan’s Irish Oats, producer of Ireland’s #1 best-selling oatmeal, is pleased to announce its St. Patrick’s Day collaboration with the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance for a private seminar took place at the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen in the Hearst Tower. The buffet dinner showcased Flahavan’s naturally creamy, non-GMO Irish oats as a versatile ingredient far beyond the breakfast bowl.
One of the main goals of the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance is to promote advancement for professional women in the food industry through education. This event featured expert oat commentary from Flahavan’s sixth generation CEO, John Flahavan, along with a diverse and creative oat-based menu prepared by Chef Seán Patrick Gallagher, that included an oat-based sushi, South Korean-inspired oatmeal and an Italian-style “oatsotto.”
John Flahavan traveled from Ireland to speak during the event and shared some insights about the unique flavor of Flahavan’s Irish oats and how a tenacity in staying relevant as well as ecologically sustainable has helped a 230 year old family business thrive in today’s competitive markets.
John Flahavan noted that while “Flahavan’s is the leading oatmeal brand in Ireland, it is still a relatively new name to US consumers. This opportunity from the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance allowed us to show how the unique creaminess of our Irish oatmeal can make a difference in both taste and quality for the increasingly health focused US oatmeal consumer.”
New York based private chef, caterer and food stylist, Chef Seán Patrick Gallagher, will prepared the three course buffet for attendees. As an enthusiast for delicious and nutritious foods, Chef Gallagher was excited to partner with Flahavan’s Irish Oats in this endeavor: “my goal as a chef is to promote a healthy lifestyle through meals that are full of flavor and nutrition. With oats being so versatile, I was able to prepare a wide range of dishes in nontraditional ways that celebrate Flahavan’s oats’ natural health benefits and fantastic flavor,” commented Chef Gallagher.
Flahavan’s Oatmeal is available in three varieties in the USA; Flahavan’s Irish Steel Cut, Quick to Cook Steel Cut and Rolled Oatmeal. Flahavan’s Oatmeal is imported into the USA by Source Atlantique and is available for purchase in grocers including Wegman’s, Kings, Fairway and Whole Foods locations.
About Flahavan’s Irish Oats
Flahavan’s Irish Oats is Ireland’s oldest family-owned business. Situated at the family mill in the South East of Ireland, Flahavan’s can trace its oat milling history back to 1785 and its expertise in producing naturally creamy oatmeal back 230 years. A seven-generation family business, Flahavan’s is the bestselling oatmeal brand in Ireland, where people eat more oatmeal per capita than anywhere else in the world. Flahavan’s is a founding member of Origin Green, the first-ever national initiative to mandate 100% sustainability for food exports.
About New York Women’s Culinary Alliance
The New York Women’s Culinary Alliance (NYWCA) fosters networking, professional development, nutrition education, cooperation, and support for women in the culinary, beverage and hospitality fields in the New York metro area. As a volunteer-based 501(c)(6) nonprofit, the Alliance depends on active participation by all members, making it New York’s most relevant and vibrant culinary organization for women. For more information about the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, visit www.nywca.org.
About Good Housekeeping
Founded in 1885, Good Housekeeping magazine (www.goodhousekeeping.com) reaches nearly 20 million readers each month. One of its unique attributes is the Good Housekeeping Institute, the consumer product evaluation laboratory, which evaluates products for the magazine, the website, and the Good Housekeeping Seal. In 2009, the Green Good Housekeeping Seal was introduced as an environmental overlay to the primary Seal, to offer consumers guidance to help them choose products that are exercising environmental responsibility on a wide range of criteria.