Our Story

Paddy Walsh has gone back into the Spiceburger business.

paddyPaddy is passionate about business. He started making Spiceburgers in 1969 with his father Maurice in the kitchen at home. As the years progressed and the business grew Paddy moved factory premises on 3 occasions and finally brought his staff number up to 70 people in direct employment.

During his years at the helm of the Spiceburger business Paddy graduated from a 2 year Business Development Course accredited by the IMI. He introduced ISO 9000/1 and HACCP into his factories and eventually had a dedicated quality control laboratory in his final factory.

When Paddy sold the business in 2000 he continued on with the ‘new’ company as an advisor and as Business Development Director until 2009.

Paddy and Deirdre moved from Dublin to Wexford and Paddy enjoyed his 3 years of retirement. Renewed and refreshed Paddy decided to return to the Spiceburger business and launched his newly formulated Spiceburger with the idea of returning it to the more traditional flavours that had become somewhat blunted over the past number of years.

Having found that a family business was a recipe for success Paddy has made his company a real family affair. His wife Deirdre (Sales & Marketing), his Sister-in-law Vivienne Kelly (Financial Controller) & his sister Helen Walsh (Sales Support) are all actively involved in the company.

deirdreDeirdre’s career has taken many different directions before she joined forces with Paddy as his business partner (life partners for over 30 years). Deirdre is a qualified Master Chef, a qualified third level teacher of cooking, hygiene and nutrition and an M. Phil (Trinity College, Dublin). Deirdre co-founded and ran her own food manufacturing business (C.W.K. Food Processing) from 1987-2001 and during those years graduated from an ISO 9000/1 course which was applied to her own food manufacturing business.

Since 2001 Deirdre did a diploma in Feng Shui and the M. Phil in Trinity. She worked as a business consultant for 2 years for the very successful Porterhouse group until Paddy and Deirdre upped sticks from Dublin to settle in a lovely village just outside Wexford Town.

Vivienne Kelly has worked as a book keeper, accounts manager and financial controller over many years and brings all of her considerable experience to Paddy Walsh Foods.

Helen Walsh worked in the Spiceburger Company for over 30 years until its’ sale in 2000. Helen knows all there is to know about the Spiceburger and brings her passion, knowledge and sales ability to Paddy Walsh Foods.

The casual observer will see that 75% of the work force are women so this company makes a positive strike for practical feminism.

Between Paddy and the women there is a combined 140+ years in business so here is a positive strike for the ‘grey hair’ brigade.

Life and business experience, knowledge and understanding of the intricacies and vagaries of business are food and drink to this united band.

The New Paddy Walsh Business

spiceIn keeping with a new era and a new generation, Paddy has come up with his own unique & newly formulated ‘secret’ recipe of herbs and seasonings. He has sourced an Irish manufacturer to produce this newly revised and improved Spiceburger in a ‘State of the Art’** food factory. The Paddy Walsh Spiceburger Range is being made under Paddy’s strictly adhered to guidelines.

The Paddy Walsh Range Includes:

The Standard Spiceburger – 100 gram product.
A Jumbo Spiceburger – 140 grams of delicious and fulfilling Spiceburger.
Curryburger – 100 gram of a new, tasty and interesting flavour.

**Production and Accreditations for our nominated Manufacturing Co.

Our Spiceburger manufacturer has been carefully vetted to Paddy’s exacting production standards and they fulfil the following criteria:
Grade A BRC Approved.
Department of Agriculture approved (Plant no P792 EEC).
Approved HACCP & Quality Systems.
Full product traceability.

Paddy Walsh Foods – Mission Statement:

Any products produced under our brand will be of exemplary quality. We will treat our valued customers with honesty, respect & courtesy.