Thursday, March 24, 2011

Learn the Art of The Perfect Dinner Party - Cooking Class

Learn the art of hosting, cooking and presenting the perfect Dinner Party for friends this Saturday in Sligo’s newest Restaurant, Wine Bar and Cookery School. From the Won’t Cook Can’t Cook to the domestic goddesses, grab your ally and head to Sligo.

The Dinner Party In A Day class runs through all aspects of hosting the perfect dinner party from start to finish with ideas on setting the tone with table and floral displays and tips on how to choose wines to compliment the dishes you are serving.
Enjoy your end result by sitting back and taking in the stunning views over Sligo town and the tabletop mountain Benbulben.

Source Sligo also run special private classes for groups of 12 or more and these can be tailor-made to suit any group from hen parties who would like to cook Mexican to groups who would like to learn about cooking special meals i.e. for diabetics or those with special needs.

Dinner Party in a Day cost €65. Booking is essential and as each class has limited numbers early booking is recommended. Special Source Sligo overnight rates available in local hotels please ask for more details. For more information call 071 9147605 or see

OFFER EXTENDED UNTIL 1PM TODAY: get 2for1 on Dinner Party In A Day Class just email Vanessa - and quote 'TTG PR' remember only valid until 1pm TODAY. Places are limited.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cava Spanish Restaurant and Tapas Bar in Galway Hosts Regional Euro-toques Lunch

JP McMahon Cava Spanish Restaurant

Next Monday sees Cava Spanish Restaurant and Tapas Bar host the Euro-toques Regional Lunch.

The lunch is the inaugural Euro-toques event hosted by Jp McMahon, Cava Head Chef and Owner, and celebrates their recent membership to this European community of cooks.

The lunch will be attended by prominent chefs from around the country as well as local producers who feature everyday on the Cava menu.

If you fancy lunch in Cava next time you’re in town, take a look at their menu here Lunch Menu

Euro Toques Ireland

New Irish Website Offers Anonymous Reporting For Whistle Blowers


Ethicspro is a recently launched website which facilitates reporting by company personnel into inappropriate behaviours or actions of others within an affiliated organisation. While predominantly aimed at improving internal governance in organisations, the company works with business in promoting best practice and sound business reputation.

A unique feature of the venture is that it allows for anonymous whistle-blowing while outwardly demonstrating best practice policy and procedure in an organisation. It serves to manage a company's governance and ethical standards in a strictly confidential manner.
On sign-up a company is given unique login which is then communicated to employees, often through an organisation's specific "ethical reporting at work policy" or through HR documents and contracts. On logging an incident the 'reporter' can track progress of the report by a unique case number assigned and known to them only. As the service prioritises confidentiality and discretion, neither names or emails address are required by the reporter. The reported incident is then sent securely by EthicsPro to the Company's management who then decide how to proceed or follow up.

Graham Burke is managing director of Ethicspro, and is principal of Burke & Associates, a firm of registered auditors, and also a leading forensic accounting firm in with offices in Galway & Longford. Burke explains "With many businesses availing of forensic accounting services I saw the need for a forum whereby people could report professional unethical matters without the fear of intimidation or penalty. Many companies do not take account of the HR or legal matters which can potentially arise in a situation where there has been a fraud against a company, albeit that the fraud is perceived beyond a reasonable doubt".

In its first year of business Ethicspro hopes to build a strong foundation of both national and international clients who value the benefits of using internal resources to build transparency throughout an organisation. The fundamental concept of Ethicspro is to maintain awareness in organisations, that wastage, fraud bribery or corruption all have an impact on business both financially, and by damage to reputation setting the "tone at the top" and delivering that throughout an organisation can be a challenge in itself. Over 40% of frauds are detected by "tip off" and Ethicspro's future plans are to be that watchful eye, becoming reliant on the ethics of individuals to report internally, and perhaps save their company thousands in the process.
 More information

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Flippin' Pancakes in Sligo

For anyone who missed the RTE Six One News last Tuesday evening, check this clip out below to see the flipping fun in Source Cookery School Sligo

If pancakes are out of your cooking repertoire check out the cooking classes coming up this month on

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A PR Launch Using Female Breast Milk

An ice cream manufacturer using Breast Milk as an ingredient for a PR stunt.

Gimmicky or ingenious? What do you think?
At first we thought is was  a good talking point that generated alot of ink both here and over the pond  but defeated the purpose by turning us off their ice cream.

However, that was until we saw the name of company 'Icecreamists' and realised their niche is extreme ice cream. Brilliant!
They named it Baby GaGa and now Team Lady Gaga is looking to sue - Brilliant-er

See News Clip From BBC London Here

Thanks to Brand Ireland for story lead