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Garden Workshop: Designing a Herbaceous Border with Susan Turner Part
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Transition Year Cookery Course
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Summer Foraging with Darina Allen
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Amplify - Ireland’s newest and largest Digital Marketing Conference
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International Congress of Meat Science and Technology
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Summer Workshop: "How to Write a Successful Press Release for Your Business"
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NeuroGASTRO 2017
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Midleton Food and Drink Festival
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A Taste of West Cork Festival
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Cork Oyster Festival
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Kinsale Gourmet Festival
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Taste Cork Week
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Cork & Kerry Food Forum
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Cork Chocolate Festival 2017
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Sushi Made Simple

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  • Food Academy Start Programme: Expressions of Interest

    9th November, 2016


    The Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs), Bord Bia and SuperValu understand the importance of supporting artisan food producers within communities throughout Ireland. Across SuperValu’s network of 223 stores, a large range of locally produced Irish products are stocked. The LEO’s, Bord Bia and SuperValu actively assist the business development of artisan food producers.

    In 2013, SuperValu, Bord Bia and the LEOs formed a partnership and created the "Food Academy Start" Programme.

    The Food Academy Start programme works with and nurtures artisan food producers through their journey to obtaining their first retail listing with SuperValu. 'Food Academy' is currently working with over 200 producers throughout the country.

    In addition, the LEOs can assist food producers to develop their business with capital, salary and marketing investment and Bord Bia can provide marketing grants, market information and export opportunities.

    Programme Format:

    The programme consists of intensive training, workshops and mentoring given by experienced food marketing consultants. As part of the programme, there is an opportunity for producers to pitch their products to local SuperValu representatives, obtain their feedback and secure a three month trial in a local SuperValu store.

    The intensive workshops will provide companies with business support and knowledge including consumer insight, technical advice, resource planning, commercial advice and marketing development. The programme has a core commercial focus and all participants will have the opportunity to pitch their product or idea to a local SuperValu representative, with a view to securing an initial local listing.

    How to apply for the programme:

    If you would like to be informed when the next Food Academy Start Programme is available for application please click the link here. and register an Expression Of Interest.

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