BE INSPIRED Industry Support Categories


Gold Plaque Supporter

A company who makes a gift of €10,000 or more per year for five years total €50,000 by way of money, equipment or food/beverage products the School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology will give recognition of this by placing the company name on a supporters plaque to be located in visible area of the School and on our website to include: your company logo with a link to your business. The School will acknowledge your support on the Schools Facebook page and will notify the company of the posting.


Silver Plaque Supporter

For support between of €5,000 and €10,000 per year we will give recognition of this by placing the name of your company on a plaque to be located in visible area of the School and a link on our Website to your company. We will notify the company the supporter of the posting.


Bronze Supporter

For amounts between €1,000 and €5,000 we will place the supports name on a list of supporters on the Website for one year and notify the company of the posting.


Certificate Supporter

For amount between €500 and €1,000 we will post on the Website a list of names for one semester. For between €100 and €500 we will acknowledge via a letter thanking the supporter. Less than this amount the support will receive an automatic response thanking them for their donation.


The School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology are proud to recognise the following INSPIRED Gold Plaque Supporters


Manor Farm                                                        



Manor Farm is the chicken brand of Carton Bros  The company is now in the 8th generation of the Carton family with Vincent Carton currently Managing Director. Proud of its Irishness the company employs 650 people directly, contracts a further 150 farmers and gives indirect employment to many more throughout the 26 counties. Carton Bros is also committed to the Love Irish Food campaign which will guarantee the consumer that Irish products are kept on the shelves and will keep jobs in Ireland.

During the 1950’s Carton Bros were the first to bring the chicken as we know it today into Ireland and laid the foundations for the chicken industry that now exists. During that period most chickens were grown in the countryside, mainly in Co. Monaghan and transported to Dublin for slaughtering. Nowadays Carton Bros – with its unique plant number IE 803 EC - has one of the most modern processing facilities in Europe producing up to 600,000 birds per week at its home in the heart of Co. Cavan. The company supplies its Irish customers from all the major supermarkets, your local stores and butchers as well as for sale abroad.

Carton Bros retains total control over all stages of the chicken production process - all here in Ireland. They have their our own feed mill producing dedicated poultry feed only, whilst the contracted hatchery is Irish Department of Agriculture approved, ACP registered and adheres to all guidelines laid down by Carton Bros. Their contracted farmers grow only for Carton Bros and must comply with all the processes and guidelines that they have defined to grow the best chickens possible. Indeed our production plant at Shercock has recently completed a major €13m overhaul and is now one of the most modern and sophisticated in Europe.

Consistent within Carton Bros at all times is dedication to Quality and the production of unique and very tasty chicken products from the best chicken that we ourselves produce.

Some Carton Brothers facts

  • 1775 – the year that Carton Brothers was established.
  • 650 – number of Carton Brothers employees.
  • 150 contracted farmers.
  • €168m company turnover €137m of which is spent in the 26 counties.
  • €20m – company wages & salaries.

Manor Farm Ireland Website