Our clients define our business and we support them by creating exceptional food and brilliant service with our family of creative and dedicated staff.

About Us


With almost fifteen years of successful operations in the UK, and having expanded internationally in 2018, Thomas Franks Ireland was launched in 2019, having secured prestigious clients in Dublin.

With a hand-picked team of outstanding chefs and kitchen staff, we deliver the finest quality food produce to local businesses, freshly prepared and bursting with flavour.

Our Ethos


    Thomas Franks was founded with a very simple ethos – to deliver a catering service that is personal and exceptional. Our food, our suppliers and our fantastic network of employees are the fundamental elements that underline our success.

    In Ireland we focus on fresh local produce from family suppliers and have worked to forge new relationships with local Irish suppliers, ensuring that we are able to deliver outstanding food for our clients.

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Our Values

  • Fresh Food
    Our passion for great food and service has been the foundation for our success. In Ireland our menus are designed by our local chefs for Irish customers, meaning we understand the flavours and tastes of our clients.
  • Local Suppliers
    We hand-pick Irish local suppliers to bring us the best of each season’s produce. It is important to us to not only support the communities in which we operate, but also to reduce our carbon footprint, and the mileage of the food we serve.
  • Support Teams
    We are proud to empower our chef managers to run their locations as if they were running their own restaurants, enabling them to develop fantastic relationships with our clients.

Our Founder

  • Frank Bothwell


    In 2005, Frank Bothwell and his wife, Emma Bothwell, set out to found a contract catering company with a difference. Focussing on freshly produced food cooked from high-quality, locally supplied ingredients, they quickly built a reputation for exceptional quality food and superb, personal service.

    From the very beginning, Thomas Franks has been a company which focuses on people: our employees, clients, suppliers and partners. The business is firmly rooted in our values of family, friendship and trust.

    Frank’s open-door approach has enabled him to remain fully hands-on as the company has grown over the past fifteen years. Thanks to the hard work of each and every individual who is part of the Thomas Franks team, the company has grown and expanded outside the UK, with operations in Malta, Portugal and Ireland.

    Over the years we have stayed true to our original vision for the company: we are a legacy business, family owned and run. Thomas Franks has always been, and will always be, about family – ours and the ‘families’ of our partners.

Key People

  • Jon Grima
    European Chef Director Jon is integral to the success we have in Malta, as well as being the Chef Director he acts as our liaison between our clients making sure they get the same continuity as they do in the UK.

Our Approach

Our approach always focuses on Food, People, Creativity and Finance. In Ireland, we design menus to suit our Irish audience, sourcing local specialities and highlighting traditional ingredients from our Irish growers and producers. We are working with our suppliers and clients to minimise our environmental impact and to promote environmental awareness.