Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will be among more than 700 guests at The Ireland Funds 26th National Gala 2018 in Washington DC, tonight, Wednesday March 14. The prestigious event will be held at the famous National Building Museum to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
This is one of a series of events the Taoiseach is attending as part of a visit to the US to mark St Patrick's Day. Guests at the National Gala will be dining on Irish tenderloin steak from Kepak's Celtic Beef Company.
Celtic Beef Company, is the first Irish retail brand to be served at The Ireland Funds' prestigious event. Kepak Group is the first Irish meat processing company to launch an Irish beef retail brand in the US.
Speaking ahead of the event, Joanne Farrelly, sales director, Kepak North America, said: "Kepak is delighted to be supplying The Ireland Funds 26th USA national Gala this year with 100 per cent Irish beef through its successful retail brand - Celtic Beef Company. In doing so, Celtic Beef Company has become the first ever retail brand to supply the prestigious event.
"Kepak North America has been in operation for two years and we launched our brand, Celtic Beef Company, in September 2017. Since its launch, Celtic Beef Company has been a tremendous success and is achieving a premium within the retail market."
Celtic Beef Company will also be supplying a range of other Irish-diaspora events in the US in the lead up to St Patrick's Day, including the well-known Nantucket Dinner on Thursday, March 15.