Cabots of Westport is a family business producing fresh food sauces located on the wild, western edge of Europe. Previously, Cabots ran a food and wine shop, and then a local restaurant, in Westport town.
In 2011, we began selling our produce at local country markets when customers asked where they can buy these unique foods. Our ethos is artisan, hand-made, non-processed and non-intensive. Cabots now produces and distributes unique foods to over 100 shops across Ireland. We work along artisan, hand-made, non-intensive, natural principles.
Our core belief is to use fresh ingredients and materials at every step of food production. Nothing artificial is used - only fresh produce will give you the essential nutrients and building blocks for healthy body and mind. Irish beetroot packed full of iron for your body, wild, smoked Mackerel from Achill Island full of Omega 3’s, high protein hummus, black olives with anti-oxidents, fresh lemon and limes juices bursting with Vitamin C and anti-bacterials. Fresh garlic and chillies to improve your immune system. And only cold-pressed Rape-Seed oil or extra-virgin Olive Oil used. Nothing else. Nothing artificial.
The Food Academy has been absolutely essential in introducing these products to a wider audience and allowing the business to grow in a sustainable way. It has advised and assisted at every stage as the business hit each new level of development and requirement.
Cabots maintain a three point ambition and intention: to provide the best, freshest food possible to our customers and to improve our world through that; to deliver profit for the business; to promote and maintain the health and well-being of our staff.
By caring for what we do in our world, we are achieving these goals. Cabots is a sustainable business run along sustainable lines and these values underpin every decision we make. Cabots, largely through Food Academy support, now employs five people locally, contributing to the local economy and skills-base. Over the next three years Cabots plans to increase employment, new products, and awareness of health benefits of these foods. The Food Academy journey has been an amazing one, and we are delighted to say both the present and the future is very bright.