Anthony helped us with internal auditing of our site systems and successfully completed these in a timely and efficient manner. His input and guidance was instrumental in us maintaining our ‘AA’ BRC grade.
Technical Manager – Kerrygold Park
Anthony Gregory, Owner of Elite Food Solutions, has worked with the Begleys Fresh Produce Company since June 2020. From day one he has being a great asset to the business in updating the quality management system, conducting detailed internal audits to stress test our procedures/practices on site, working with the team on site to ensure each team member is in-tune with all food safety related aspects of their jobs and ultimately preparing us for our many annual audits such as Organic Trust, Bord Bia, Musgraves, Aldi, etc.
The site achieved its first ever ‘AA’ grade BRC result in March 2021 and we are extremely grateful to Anthony for all his continued help in the business.
Managing Director- Begleys Fresh Produce
We first reached out to Anthony Gregory, Elite Food Solutions, after a recommendation from another food company in June 2020 to assist the Cabra site during a transitional period in the business. He fulfilled the Technical Manager remit on site until early 2021 with distinction. In this time Anthony ensured a successful extension audit with BRC, independent audit with Tesco as well as updating aspects of the quality management system.
In 2021, he facilitated the new Technical team members on site and organised HACCP refresher training for the entire workforce. Anthony has conducted comprehensive internal audits of all aspects of our quality management system against BRC clauses, Tesco clauses & also Musgraves clauses prior to the team’s successful BRC audit in early 2021 & customer audits later in the year. Anthony has worked excellently with all our team members and we are indebted to him for his diligence and hard work ethic in this time.
Operations Director-(Batchelors, Valeo Foods Group)
Anthony Gregory has been working with Bio-Marine Ingredients Ireland since February 2017 and in that time Anthony has overseen the development of our Quality Management System in this start-up marine ingredients company. During this time we have received our processing license from our regulatory authority and achieved various other standards including FEMAS & Halal. Anthony has completed HACCP training with all our staff and continues to work closely with us. Anthony is easy to work with and at all times professional in his approach. He has an excellent knowledge of the ISO standards we look forward to continuing our relationship with Elite Food Solutions. I would have no hesitation in recommending Anthony for similar roles in the future.
Operations Manager – Bio Marine Ingredients Ireland
I engaged the services of Elite Food Solutions for the training of our staff in HACCP & food safety, conducting internal audits on the food safety management system and also general consultancy work prior to our first BRC audit (Version 7). Anthony was a valuable asset and showed a strong work ethic. He has an excellent knowledge of the BRC standard requirements and worked well with the members of my technical team. We look forward to doing business with Elite Food Solutions again.
Technical Manager- East Coast Bakehouse
Largo Foods have used Elite Food Solutions to deliver TACCP/ VACCP Training in Autumn 2016 . Anthony delivered the somewhat complex subject of TACCP in an easy to understand format for a wider QA team. Using lots of different teaching methods and current examples the subject was brought to real life examples in our industry today. He delivered the course through lecture and practical group exercises and was very efficient at follow up after the course. I am sure Largo will call on Elite Food Solutions in the future for other training needs.
Technical Manager, Largo Foods
Glanbia in Drogheda have used Elite Food Solutions for our HACCP training, internal auditing & consultancy work prior to our BRC audit and the team here are very satisfied with the work conducted by Anthony Gregory and his level of knowledge, commitment and professionalism is exemplary. We will certainly look to use Elite Food Solutions in these areas in the future.
QA Manager,Glanbia, Drogheda
Anthony Gregory, Elite Food Solutions, has worked with us as Technical Manager in Newgrange Gold since October 2014 and in that time he has developed and implemented a robust food safety & quality management system on site which culminated in us receiving an ‘A’ grade in our first BRC audit-Version 7 in October 2015 and also gaining a score of 93% in our recent audit with Lidl. We are very happy with Anthony’s commitment to achieving set goals and helping Newgrange Gold gain new business. We look forward to our continued work with Anthony in the future.
Managing Director, Newgrange Gold Ltd
Anthony worked with us in early 2015 as Interim Technical Manager in Ballymaguire Foods and covered a range of different roles including internal audits, customer complaints & HACCP. He was very conscientious, hard working, professional and I have no hesitation in recommending him for similar roles in the future.
Plant Manager, Ballymaguire Foods
An excellent HACCP Food Safety course delivered by a highly knowledgeable and confident trainer. This HACCP food safety course is a must for anyone handling food.
Irish Country Women’s Association (ICA- An Grianan)
‘We found the food hygiene and HACCP training helpful, informative and professionally delivered and would have no hesitation in recommending your Food Hygiene and HACCP courses to other companies’.
The Food Hygiene & HACCP training course we just completed with Elite Food Solutions was fantastic, the trainer ensured the course was tailored to our specific needs and he made the training as interactive and interesting as possible. The team here now have a better understanding of HACCP, Food legislation, Food allergen control and the best compliment I can give is that the training has really ‘stuck’ and all the staff here would like to acknowledge the training completed- February 2015.
Anthony worked with the Clonarn Clover team from July 2014 until October 2014 and in that time through his hard work and dedication oversaw our team achieve a grade ‘B’ status in our first audit for Musgraves. We at Clonarn Clover would like to acknowledge Anthony’s efforts and offer sincere thanks to him for helping us get our O’Egg brand into the different multiples nationwide and we will certainly look to work with him again in the future.
Clonarn Clover Ltd.
It is with much pleasure that I provide this testimonial in relation to my dealings with Mr Anthony Gregory covering nine years. Anthony always displayed a professional approach in all his endeavours and together we liaised regularly on technical matters related to the food and honey industry. His knowledge and skills cover areas such Quality Management and standards, technical ability as to laboratory testing, understanding machinery and equipment capacity and OH&S matters, which all are similar to my own skill set. I met Anthony during my time as World President of the International Honey Exporters Organisation, a role I held for 10 years during which time Anthony also visited my operation in Australia. I always have found Anthony to be diligent and innovate in all situations. He continually strives for a high-quality outcome. Accordingly I have no hesitation in recommending Anthony for any task he undertakes.
Eduard Planken – (ex-CEO)
Elite Food Solutions delivered their training to a high professional standard. During the classes, the tutor encouraged group exercises and this certainly helped cement the knowledge from the slides and hand-outs.
Anthony made the training as specific to each individual as possible by relating to their given work environment, getting the attendees to interact with each other creating an open forum and keeping course content down to short, sharp, concise bullet points of information. He has the technical knowledge, practical work experience and proven ability to meet the needs of adult learners and I will certainly be using Elite Food Solutions in further training programmes.
Patrick Byrne – Managing Director
I have the following testimonial for Anthony Gregory (BSc) with whom I had a great working relationship with over many years. We first met at the World Honey conference, Apimondia, in Dublin 2005 and then liaised regularly on technical honey quality queries thereafter. Anthony showed to have great technical expertise and is both innovative and driven to resolve issues on the International Honey Committee.
He works off his own initiative and one example was arranging collaborative tests in the leading laboratory in the EU and also the leading laboratory in New Zealand on verification and validation tests for the ‘NPA’ value in manuka honey. He is both a pleasure and a joy to work with.
Rudiger Kirsch – Regional Manager
South America Division, Norevo S.A, Buenos Aires, Argentina
I first met Mr Anthony Gregory in 2007 when working on some lean manufacturing projects and was very impressed with his enthusiasm and expertise on a wide range of topics from process design, HACCP, implementation of work procedures, auditing and report writing.
As well as having the technical expertise, I found Anthony very approachable with great intrapersonal skills.
I will certainly be looking at doing some collaborative work with him in the immediate future. Le meas.
Jack Burke – Director
Manufacturing Excellence – Consultancy Firm
(Lean Manufacturing & Process Expertise)
Anthony has assisted on several queries to the DOA team down through the years, specifically on the quality of global honeys.I found him to be passionate about what he does and an excellent source of information. I would have no hesitation in using Elite Food Solutions for similar food queries in the future.
Food & Horticulture Division, Department of Agriculture