Listowel Food Fair Local Food Hero Winner Announced


Austin Quilter of AQ Foods awarded the prestigious 2022 Listowel Food Fair- Listowel Food Hero Award. The award was initiated to acknowledge the rich culinary traditions of Listowel and North Kerry.

Austin Quilter was presented with the Local Food Hero Award by the Food Fair Chairperson Jimmy Deenihan, in recognition of his outstanding commitment to food and consistent excellence. Jimmy said “Creativity and imagination sets Austin apart. AQ Foods is an accumulation of years of hard work and constant evolvement making this a truly exciting company of the future. AQ Foods is the company behind the extremely successful Chrissy’s Cheesecakes brand and Tree House Foods which also launched here at the Banquet”

The rebrand of Quilters’ very popular Energy and Protein balls under the Tree House name is a very exciting time for the business. Austin said “This rebranding of Tree House Foods shows our vision for the future: offering only the highest quality ingredients and compostable packaging appealing to customers across the generations.”

Austin’s philosophy has always been clear: keeping research and development at the forefront, ensuring that AQ Foods is constantly evolving and making food that is as exciting as it is delicious. Modern day society needs good food fast, and both the Tree House and
Chrissy’s Cheesecakes brands, offer just that.

Austin was delighted to receive his award at the Kerry Group 50th Anniversary Banquet in the Listowel Arms on Thursday night. Austin said that a celebration of 50 years of Kerry Group was a testament of the North Kerry ability to evolve and grow with food. Austin took the opportunity to thank the Listowel Food Fair committee for all their hard work and to thank his great team, who’s relentless effort and work ethic has helped make the company what it is today.