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The Rise of Veganism in Ireland and How We Cater to Plant-Based Diets

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of people adopting plant-based diets in Ireland. According to a study conducted by the Vegan Society of Ireland, the number of vegans in the country has more than quadrupled in the last decade, with over 10,000 people now following a vegan diet. This rise in veganism has been driven by concerns over animal welfare, environmental sustainability, and personal health.

As an Irish corporate catering business, it's important for us to recognise the growing demand for plant-based options and cater to those who follow plant-based diets. In this blog post, we'll explore the rise of veganism in Ireland and how we cater to plant-based diets.

Why is Veganism on the Rise in Ireland?

There are several reasons why veganism is on the rise in Ireland. Firstly, there is an increasing awareness of the environmental impact of animal agriculture. Many people are turning to veganism as a way to reduce their carbon footprint and support a more sustainable food system.

Secondly, there is a growing concern for animal welfare. The Irish population has always had a strong connection with farming and agriculture, but this has led to concerns over the welfare of farmed animals. Many people are choosing to adopt a vegan diet as a way to avoid contributing to animal suffering.

Finally, there is an increasing awareness of the health benefits of a plant-based diet. Studies have shown that a vegan diet can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. As a result, many people are choosing to adopt a vegan diet for health reasons.

Catering to Plant-Based Diets

As a food catering business, it's important to recognise the growing demand for plant-based options and cater to those who follow plant-based diets. At our catering business, we have developed a range of plant-based options that are delicious, nutritious, and satisfying

At CCSL, we understand the importance of catering to the needs of all our customers, including those who follow plant-based diets. We offer a range of vegan options on our menu, ensuring that there is something delicious and satisfying for everyone to enjoy. Our chefs use a variety of plant-based ingredients, such as tofu, tempeh, legumes, and grains, to create dishes that are both nutritious and flavourful. Some of our most popular vegan options include our vegan curry, roasted vegetable quinoa salad, and vegan lentil soup. We also offer vegan desserts, such as our vegan chocolate brownies, which are always a hit with our customers.

Our teams are here to help you cater for all your vegan employees - reach out to us today to arrange a call →


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Setting Standards


CCSL has a number of quality assurance accreditations but they do not set our benchmarks. Our quality standards are far higher and we surpass industry best practice and best-in-class measures. In fact, best practices are where we start and we move upwards from there.


We undertake on-going quality control and evaluation of all of our operations to make certain that we meet and exceed the expectations of our clients.

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Nutrition Matters

Nutrition Matters is a CCSL wellness programme designed to promote the importance of nutrition in the life of a working person.


It’s more than just informing our clients’ teams and workforces about the importance of good diet and health. It’s about designing menus that bring variety without compromising goodness. With the right facts and access to delicious, affordable, healthy food, your staff can make informed choices and bring balance to their lives.



For over 30 years CCSL has been feeding companies and bringing healthy food to workplaces across Ireland. With a combination of the best local produce, talented chefs, technology and innovative thinking we bring you an award-winning suite of services.


Every day we prove that good nutrition makes for happier employees which, in turn, brings improved productivity. Now we’d like to prove it to you.


The CSSL team is made of the best and most experienced people in the industry. But we’re growing and we’re looking for bright, talented innovators to join us as we feed the nation’s workforce with heathy, nutritious, delicious fresh food.


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