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Awards

At Butlers, we have been honoured to be the recipients of many awards over the years. We have received accolades for both our chocolates and our cafés. We've listed a few of these below.


BUTLERS CHOCOLATES INDUSTRY AWARDS

The IQFAs celebrate the achievements of Ireland’s best food and drink producers and is renowned among multiple grocery sectors and food producers for its trustworthy and rigorous judging process to provide truly honest winners.

2015

The Dessert Menu by Butlers was crowned the winner in the Chocolate and Confectionery category.

Butlers Chocolate Cafés was awarded Regional Café Chain of the year

2013

Butlers 180g Chocolate Collection is the Gold medal award winner in the chocolate and confectionery category at the inaugural Irish Quality Food Awards

Irish Franchise Awards 2015 - Butlers Chocolate Café - Best Irish Franchise Trading Internationally

The Irish Franchise Awards recognise excellence in franchising and reward the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals through highlighting their contribution to the growth and development of ethical franchising on the island of Ireland.

Butlers Chocolate Café, Terminal 1 Dublin Airport has won the retail interior surface category at the Surface Design Awards. The Surface Design Awards recognise examples of progressive design and the use of innovative surfaces in projects both in the UK and internationally

2013

The annual Export Industry Awards are an opportunity for Irish Export companies to showcase their success and achievements in the export industry.

2011

Butlers Chocolates were honoured as Irish Food & Drink Exporter of the year in recognition of excellent performance in export sales.

The Frontier Awards, known as the oscars of Travel Retail, recognise excellence in the international Travel Retail markets. An international judging panel, made up of six senior executives from across the travel retail industry, make their decision based on a variety of factors including; innovation, originality, perfect execution of concept, good business practice and strong sales results.

2014

Butlers Chocolate Cafés in Terminals 1 and 2 at Dublin Airport were short-listed in the Speciality Concept Category.

2011

Butlers Premium Selection was selected as a finalist in the Star Product of the year.

2009

Butlers Chocolates won Best Supplier of The Year.
Butlers Premium Selection was selected as a finalist in the Star Product of the year.

2002

Butlers Chocolates were highly commended in the Best Partnership initiative.

2001

Butlers Famous Irish Truffles were short listed for Frontier Awards Star Product of the year.

The Great Taste Awards are considered a benchmark for fine food across the UK and Ireland. We have won many awards over the years including;

  • Gold* - Butlers Raspberry Panna Cotta from Butlers Dessert Menu
  • Gold* - Butlers Salt Caramel
  • Gold* - Butlers Salted Almond Praline
  • Gold* - Butlers Intense Raspberry
  • Gold* - Butlers Mocca
  • Gold* - Butlers Chocolate Café Espresso Coffee Beans Retail Pack
  • Gold* - Butlers Milk Chocolate Bar with Hazelnuts
  • Gold - Butlers 100g Organic White Chocolate Bar with Raspberry Pieces
  • Gold - Butlers Irish Mints
  • Gold - Butlers Chocolate Café Chocolate Sauce
  • Silver - Butlers Chocolate Café White Chocolate Sauce
  • Silver - Butlers Almond Café
  • Bronze - Butlers Gianduja
  • Bronze - Butlers Mint Truffle
  • Bronze - Butlers Mint Fondant
  • Bronze - Butlers Nougatine
  • Bronze - Butlers Irish Embossed Presentation Box
  • Bronze - Butlers Chocolate Collection
  • Bronze - Butlers Almond Praline
  • Bronze - Butlers Praline Slice
  • Bronze - Butlers Orange Crunch
  • Bronze - Butlers Chocolate Café Barista Blend
  • Bronze - Butlers Irish Mist Truffles
  • Bronze - Butlers Irish Almond Praline Bar
  • Bronze - Butlers Irish Jameson Irish Whiskey Truffle Bar
  • Bronze - Butlers Irish Mint Truffle

Since 2008, Blas na hÉireann celebrate the quality and imagination of the best Irish food producers and reward companies deemed to have produced the best tasting foods made in Ireland.

  • Silver - The Dessert Menu by Butlers
  • Silver - Butlers Mocca 
  • Bronze - Butlers White Chocolate Raspberry Tablet
  • Gold - Butlers 100g Dark Chocolate Bar with Crunch Mint Pieces
  • Gold - Butlers 100g Milk Chocolate Bar
  • Gold - Butlers 100g Organic 70% Dark Chocolate Bar with Mint Pieces
  • Gold - Butlers 100g Dark Chocolate Bar with Orange and Almond
  • Silver - Butlers 100g White Vanilla Bar was awarded Silver.
  • Silver - Butlers 100g White Chocolate Bar with Mixed Berries
  • Silver - Butlers 100g Organic 70% Dark Chocolate Bar with Ginger Pieces
  • Bronze - Butlers 100g Milk Chocolate Bar with Hazelnuts

  

Marketplace 2010 featured a Consumer Trend Zone that showcased the Irish food and drink industry’s ability to recognise and respond to emerging market and consumer trends.

2010

Trend: Making the Most out of Life (fun and fulfilling product).
Winner: Butlers Hot Chocolate at Home.

The All Ireland Marketing Awards recognises excellence and best practice in all areas of marketing, and especially highlight the role of marketing in value creation.

2009

Butlers Hot Chocolate at Home was shortlisted in the New Product/New Market Category.

These awards are an expression of the industry’s determination to meet and adapt.
to diverse challenges in food and drink markets.

2003

Butlers Chocolate Cafés were awarded the esteemed Brand Marketing Award for going beyond conventional routes to develop sampling opportunities and for the advancement of the Butlers Brand.

Checkout Ireland Packaging Excellence Awards.
Recognition of quality in design and packaging.

2003

Butlers Chocolates were awarded with a Gold medal.


BUTLERS CHOCOLATE CAFÉ AWARDS

The Retail Excellence Ireland awards seek to drive excellence by recognising and rewarding the best in Irish retailing.

2014

Finalist Best Small Store in Ireland - Butlers Chocolate Café, Liffey Street.

2013

Finalist Best Small Store in Ireland – Butlers Chocolate Café, Blanchardstown.

2012

Top 50 Stores in Ireland - Butlers Chocolate Café, Swords.

2011

Finalist Best Small Store in Ireland – Butlers Chocolate Café, Blanchardstown.
Finalist Website of the year – www.butlerschocolates.com

2010

Best Small Store in Ireland – Butlers Chocolate Café, Liffey Street

2009

Top 50 Stores in Ireland – Butlers Chocolate Café, Liffey Street

2008

Best Store in Ireland - Butlers Chocolate Café, Blanchardstown.
Top 50 Stores in Ireland - Butlers Chocolate Café, Blanchardstown.

2007

Best Small Store Southern Region – Butlers Chocolate Café, Cork.

2005

Best Small Store Eastern Region – Butlers Chocolate Café, Henry Street.

2004

Best Small Store Eastern Region – Butlers Chocolate Café, Henry Street.

2002

Finalist Leinster Retailer of the year – Butlers Chocolate Café, Dublin Airport.
Mark of Excellence - Butlers Chocolate Café, Dublin Airport and Wicklow Street.

2001
Mark of Excellence - Butlers Chocolate Café, Dublin Airport and Wicklow Street.

Shopfitting & Display Industry Awards seeks to reward excellence in work standards and innovation in both the fitting of retail and leisure spaces and in the supply of shop equipment items.

2008

Butlers Chocolate Café, Grafton Street wins 1st Place Gold for best Specialist Outlet/Shop Project and also is awarded 3rd Place, Bronze Award for innovation in skills.

Butlers Chocolate Café, Wicklow Street was awarded Best Dublin City Shop Front by the Dublin City Business Association, in acknowledgment of the high standard of shop front design and its positive impact on the overall look of the street.


BUTLERS INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE CAFÉ AWARDS

2012

Butlers Chocolate Café, Coastlands Paraparaumu scoops the best food & beverage title at the annual Coastlands Awards.

Each year, owners of the Entertainment™ Book vote for their favourite businesses in the Book. The "Entertainment™ Gold Award Winner" logo indicates a restaurant that has been voted the most popular by their most important critic — their customers.

2010

Butlers Chocolate Cafés were awarded second place in the informal dining category at the New Zealand Entertainment Book Gold Awards 2009/2010.

2009

Butlers Chocolate Café, Westfield Queensgate was awarded category winner at the Westfield Retail Excellence awards 2009.


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