THE GOOD FOOD & WINE COMPANY

OUR STORY

The Good Food and Wine Company brand was co founded by husband and wife team Nicholas Lestas and Michelle Lestas. As Foodies, our passion is award winning artisan food.

Buying a hand-made, artisan product feeds the local economy!

The Good Food and Wine Company brand was co founded by husband and wife team Nicholas Lestas and Michelle Lestas.

As ‘foodies’ for over 30 years, our passion is award winning artisan food.

Many of our products and all of our recipes are handmade in our 2,700 sq ft Rural Kitchen in Ballymoney. To give you such a wide choice, we also work with local artisans who produce our recipes to the highest of standards. We work hard to make sure that The Good Food and Wine Company Brand stands for high quality, speciality, quality, artisan food and drink and thankfully our customers also think so!

Recently, we have also introduced some additional European and International artisanal products into our hamper range to bring the best of artisan food from around the world. As judges for food competitions such as the Great Taste Food Awards we, the owners, know what good artisan food should taste like and work everyday to translate this into every recipe we develop and every product we produce.

Over the last year we have worked hard to get a corporate alcohol drinks licence and work with our local licensee friends in Magilligan to add alcohol into our portfolio of products. This means we can include local craft beers, locally made spirits and wines to our hampers, gift boxes and crates. We are also developing a range of Cocktail kits as wonderful small gifts for you to enjoy and give to people you love.

Who are we and what do we do?

The Company is run by 2 Directors – Nicholas and Michelle Lestas. Both directors have many interests in other businesses including working in the creative industries, property and Management Consultancy Services and holding various board positions.

  • Nicholas Lestas – Bsc (Hons) Psychology, MBA, Diploma in Marketing: is the Honorary Consul for Cyprus in Northern Ireland; the current treasurer of the Consular Association in Northern Ireland and Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors for Loreto College. Nicholas takes on the general management, product development, production, marketing & sales function of The Good Food and Wine Company.
  • Michelle Lestas – Bsc (Hons), MBA, past board positions include Acorn Enterprise Centre, NWRC and the NI Council for the Princes Trust. Michelle takes on the Consultancy, Cookery school and business units’ functions within wider company portfolio.

The brand was established in 2012 by Nicholas and Michelle Lestas to offer high quality, locally produced artisan gift Hampers, boxes & crates to corporate and private clients wanting to provide a special gift to loved ones, customers & staff

High quality, VFM & sustainability have ensured 14 Great Taste Awards & 4 Irish Quality Food & drink awards and Belfast Best Business Award, as well as the Theo Paphitis SBS Award.

The company has a bespoke 2,700sqft corporate development kitchen, 5 artisan incubation units, a cookery school and drop shipping production facility, based at Glenstall Enterprise Hub in Ballymoney /Coleraine.

Corporate customers include:- Major Banks, National Telecommunications companies, Major Arenas and Exhibition Centers around the UK, Sporting Events and Stadiums, Pharmaceutical and Engineering companies, Television Production companies, Universities and Colleges, Estate Agents, Financial Brokers, Mortgage Lenders, Industrial Equipment and Car Sales, Many hundreds of SME’s and valued private clients.