The retailer combines forces with Michelin trained chef to create new foodie destination in Dublin
Fresh The Good Food Market (“Fresh”) has announced its collaboration with Michelin trained chef and recent winner of RTE’s Food Truck of the year, Kwanghi Chan.
Fresh invited Kwanghi to take up ‘residency’ at its Capital Dock store in Dublin 2 to take his hugely popular street food truck offer ‘Bites by Kwanghi’ and bring it into its first retail environment.
The idea was to create a new food foodie destination in Dublin which showcases the talented chef’s food within the very prestigious Fresh store.
The new concept is now live and trading, with the entire in-store dining space given over to the Bites concept which is branded and has its own entrance. There is seating for up to 100 customers which includes the covered exterior dining area.
The Bites menu features authentic Asian-style street food with a wide variety of options available from dumplings, ramen bowls, tacos, bao buns, wings and sides.
Wine is also being served but not from a standard wine list. Here Fresh and Kwanghi have partnered to enable customers to browse and select their own wine from the store’s wine department. This offers the customers ultimate choice from a huge range of boutique wines which will be subject to a corkage fee.
Kwanghi has applied his own creative touches to the space, introducing new planting, music, street food packaging, and a collaboration with artists Jill & Gill for the space’s new art installation.
Noel Smith, founder and Managing Director at Fresh The Good Food Market stated “In September of this year we embarked upon the project with the objective of better utilising our store’s dining facilities. The brief was that it was a blank canvas, and we wanted to partner with a chef who’s personal brand and food style could create a new, compelling reason to visit Fresh in Capital Dock. I am delighted to be working with Kwanghi. The quality of his food is fantastic, and with the eye-catching art from Jill & Gill, we hope all who visit will enjoy something different in the city”.
Kwanghi Chan, owner of KoSa Foods Ltd (ChanChan|Bites) stated ”I’m very excited to be partnering with Fresh The Good Food Market with our Bites street food concept at Capital Dock. It’s a great opportunity to be serving fresh Asian street food in such a beautiful restaurant setting. It’s also great to be able to working in such a creative space, being surrounded by newly commissioned art pieces by the extremely talented duo Jill & Gill”.
More About Fresh The Good Food Market
Fresh The Good Food Market is a high quality grocery and delicatessen supermarket group with a distinct product range from around the country and internationally.
Their mission is to provide customers with a combination of fresh, quality and authentic food for now and take-home grocery, as well as a range of premium wines and craft beers from around the world.
Since the company started 15 years ago, Fresh The Good Food Market (‘Fresh’) has made a conscious effort to differentiate its brand and business model as far from traditional convenience retailing as possible.
The company now operates 8 stores across the Greater Dublin area and employs over 300 staff from 22 countries.
Fresh has been internationally recognised as having redefined the very concept of the “convenience store”, with multiple awards to its name. The retailer is also widely acknowledged as innovators in ‘food-to-go’.
It’s online shopping offer is available at www.freshonline.ie
More About Kwanghi Chan
Led by Michelin Trained TV chef Kwanghi Chan, ChanChan’s history is as rich as its flavours. Born in Hong Kong but raised in Donegal, Kwanghi spent every day in the aroma of his family’s Buncrana-based Chinese restaurant. For over 30 years he has worked as a chef, creating revered dishes, and observing the evolution of trends in Asian cuisine within Ireland and Southeast Asia.
From his regular trips to the likes of Hong Kong, Japan and China, Kwanghi recognised that the true potential of Asian food was not being realised in Ireland. In fact, in many cases it was worlds apart.
ChanChan seeks to create an environment where Irish people can approach home cooking with a guided boldness. Our range of sauces and seasoning, black garlic range have been specifically developed & blended to not only represent the best of Southeast Asia but to allow those who love their food to easily cook like a pro.
In Asia, food is the centre point of any celebration. It is a cuisine culture that invites curiosity and experimentation. Combining the best of Irish and Asian ingredients has allowed Kwanghi to develop new tastes with a local twist.