Wexford company Scúp Gelato scoops Golden Fork Award in UK finals

Willie Devereux Snr, Siobhan Devereux, Willie Devereux, and Estelle Alley (Bord Bia).

Simon BourkeWexford People

Scúp Gelato’s natural yogurt has won the Golden Fork from Ireland at the Great Taste Awards held in London last week. Organised by The Guild of Fine Food, the Great Taste Awards saw 14,205 products judged blind by a panel of more than 500 food and drink professionals over 90 days. From there 241 products were awarded three-stars and of those a further 14 were given the prestigious Golden Fork, Scúp Gelato among them.

Run by former Wexford senior hurler Willie Devereux and his mam Siobhan, Scúp Gelato is based in Kerlogue and provides top-quality gelato, yogurt, sorbet to hotels and restaurants across Ireland beyond.

”We put in eight different flavours and ended up getting 11 stars, we had one three-star product which is the highest accolade you can get,” explained Willie. “It’s a big deal for us, it’s going to open a few doors for us in the UK, it’s probably the highest accolade you can get outside of Supreme Champion. We’re a small family business going over to the UK and winning this award for our frozen yogurt.”

A firm advocate in the quality of local produce, Willie said he and the rest of his team used Wexford ingredients where possible. "We buy the yogurt from Killowen and use strawberries from Greenhill Fruit Farm so it’s all local produce used to make it,” he said. “We’re doing very well at the moment, we have a stall in Avoca and managed to get a concession stand in Brown Thomas in Dundrum for eight weeks and that was great publicity for us.”