Camile Thai interviewed with the best selling author, blogger, surfer, coeliac and all-round cool and interesting person – Finn Ní Fhaolain.
On your blog as in life, we can see that you love the sea, can you tell us what it is that you love so much? Do you have the same feeling wherever you are in the sea or is it different when you’re home in Ireland?
I’ve lived by the sea ever since I was little and it’s always been a massive part of my life, from recreation – beach days rain or shine with my parents and friends, to sports – surfing, suping, sailing, swimming or even just running on the beach and even just for a good state of mind, be that a quiet walk by the sea or a quick plunge in the cold salt water. For me, it’s everything, food, the subject I studied in college, my adrenaline and also my calm. Life at sea vs living by the seaside is quite different. I love working on ships, but technically you’re not generally allowed in the water (so I actually spend more time in the gym in those weeks!) so the freedom I find there is not seeing land for a few weeks, it might also sound a bit mad but not being connected to land and for the most part your normal day to day (and often the internet!) is a wonderful way to touch base with your brain and not get distracted. I find I’m either focused on the work I’m doing or in my down time my brain is flooding with ideas for when I come home. I came up with the concept for the blog while I at sea and also the idea for an exciting venture next year this summer while in the Atlantic this summer.Continue reading…
At Camile, we love food that is tasty, low calorie and healthy. You will find varied options on our menu and if you want to have a great meal without worrying about the calories we have you covered.
We know that many of our customers want to monitor their calorie intake and as a result, we decided to create a menu of 6 delicious dishes all under 600 calories.
Not only this, but all of our dishes are described with their ingredients and also with their calorie counts. That way you know what you are eating and the number of calories you are consuming. Continue reading…
Camile staff, franchise owners and customers from all over Ireland, will be cheering on the Galway team and especially their star player Joe Canning, as he and his team mates take on the resurgent Waterford in Sundays All Ireland thriller.
Joe – who with his partners runs the successful Camile franchise in Limerick, is considered one of the modern greats of the game. He and his partners are currently seeking sites for additional Camile restaurants in Galway and Sligo.
Camile Thai Kitchen are seeking to add to their five existing franchises (and 12 company owned restaurants) in Ireland, by recruiting new franchise partners for opportunities all over the country. The market for home delivered hot food is exploding in urban areas around the world – as companies like Deliveroo and Just Eat make it ever easier for customers to order. “We are particularly interested in larger areas outside Dublin like Cork, Waterford and Belfast – as well as Drogheda, Dundalk, Kilkenny and Wexford where we know there is a high demand for our healthy Thai food offering,” said Daniel Greene, marketing manager of Camile.
“Camile’s proposition is simple. Bring healthy delicious restaurant quality Thai food to guests in their own homes, using the logistics of a Pizza delivery business to get it there within 30 minutes of ordering – and we manage that on average 87% of the time” he said.
Camile are taking part in the Irish Franchise Exhibition in the RDS on 8 / 9 September. Over 80 exhibitors bring a variety of franchise opportunities to potential business owners from all over the Island of Ireland.
When Pramod Thankappan joined Camile Thai as a manager in 2011 little did he know he would be starting down a path that would lead to him being right in the middle of the booming hot food delivery market. With significant management experience in the food industry behind him he quickly established himself as the group operations manager of the fast-growing business. Seeing how the operation worked first hand made Pramod aware of how successful operating a franchise could work.
In 2013 Pramod secured the funding he needed to open his first Camile franchise in the Omni park in Santry and now is almost ready to open his second branch in Swords.
Talking about his history with the company Pramod said; ‘From my first few weeks working with Camile I knew it was a different business from the ones I had worked with before. It was offering the Irish market something it had been missing and I saw the potential there. When I was offered the chance to open my own franchise I didn’t hesitate and I’m proud to be opening my second in Swords later this year’
The benefits of being part of this rapidly growing industry is something that Pramod has become abundantly aware of ‘When I started I saw it as a business model that thrived in the Dublin market, the more I’ve seen this market develop the more you can see people’s attitude to food is changing worldwide. More traditional restaurants are giving way more and more to fast casual and delivery restaurants and it’s an exciting market to be a part of’
As well as operating his own business Pramod also currently operates as Camile’s Franchise manager liaising with other franchisees on behalf of the business. As a franchise owner and previous operations manager this puts him in a unique position of understanding both sides making him perfect for the role. On balancing both jobs he said; ‘Compared to the company role having my own business has a different set of demands but there is a different sort of freedom and having your future in your hand that I thrive in.’
GAA hurling all star Joe Canning and Camile Thai have teamed up to bring you a sensational new limited edition special.
Being one of the country’s top athletes, Joe takes health and nutrition very seriously. He has hand picked these ingredients for their nutritional benefits. This truly is food for athletes.
The dish is a delicious chicken stir fry accompanied by broccoli, red peppers, chilli, edamame beans and cashew nuts. The dish is then sweetened ever so slightly with tasty sweet potatoes. All these wonderful ingredients are then wok-fried in our Thai seasoning sauce. All this and only 486 calories too!
Here are some of the headline stats about the dish:
This dish only available for a limited time so try it while you can.
Priced at €12.95.
So make sure to try it today and let us know what you think. ORDER HERE
Camile Thai and Joe Canning Stir fry
To read more about our previous guest chef collaborations please click HERE
To follow Joe on Twitter click HERE
Hot and spicy Chu Chee curry. A step by step guide.
At Camile Thai, we strive to cook the best Thai food out there and we want to show you how to too. We use only the freshest ingredients and best quality meat to deliver tasty, healthy and authentic Thai food. We want to you to recreate some of our dishes at home yourself. So we have put together this Chu Chee curry recipe video showing you a step by step guide to preparing a delicious Chu Chee curry. Chu Chee curry is a fiery and delicious Thai curry with fish sauce, basil, cucumber, green beans and chilli at its heart. This recipe video is the latest in our series of recipe videos.
At Camile Thai, we strive to cook the best Thai food out there. We use only the freshest ingredients and best quality meat to deliver tasty, healthy and authentic Thai food. We also want to show you how you can recreate some of our dishes at home yourself. So we put together this recipe video showing you a step by step guide to preparing a delicious massaman curry. Give it a try yourself and wow your diners with your cookery skills.
The steps to creating this massaman curry outlined here.
A Quinoa Stir fry from Indy Power and Camile Thai.
Camile Thai’s menu is about to be stirred up with Quinoa and a little green spoon.
Clean eating blogger Indy Power has teamed up with us and created a delicious dish for our menu. It is Wok-fried quinoa with prawns, pineapple, red peppers, spring onions, pak choi, garlic, chilli, fried egg, cashew nuts all stir fried together in Indy’s signature curry sauce.
Can you say yum?
Indy’s dish will be available from Wednesday onward. So if authentic, honest-to-goodness, healthy food that will nourish your body and satisfy your tastebuds is your thing – then what are you waiting for?