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Food Academy

Get training and mentorship in various areas for your food business

This programme provides you with essential knowledge about starting a food business in Ireland and a unique opportunity to sell your product through one of Ireland’s leading retailers.

Who is it for?

You might be eligible if: 

  • You are a food and beverage business that already has a product, tested it in the market, and is now looking to scale up
  • Your business is beyond the initial start-up period of 18 months 

Eligibility is subject to terms and conditions.


What do you get?

  • Workshops and training sessions on topics like marketing, branding, sales, finance, and food safety
  • Mentoring sessions and support from an experienced Food & Drinks consultant 
  • Networking opportunities to connect with other food and drink entrepreneurs
  • A potential pitching opportunity with store owners

What can it be used for?

  • Acquiring essential knowledge of critical aspects of the food and drink business
  • Receiving personalised guidance and support
  • Building a network, learning from your peers and finding collaboration opportunities
  • Securing retail opportunities

Get in touch

If this sounds like the right support for your business, call our dedicated hub for more details on how to apply.

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