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Event Date:  3:15pm, 5th March 2024

Location:  The Stillorgan Park Hotel, Stillorgan Rd, Stillorgan, Dublin, Ireland

Ticket Price: €10


This thought provoking and inspiring event will bring together some of Ireland’s leading visionaries in the food and drink sector. Colette Twomey from Clonakilty Black Pudding has created one of Ireland's most iconic food brands. Brian and Sandra O’Casey co-founded Offbeat Donuts in 2016 and have grown to 16 outlets in a remarkable journey.

  • 15.15 – 16.00 Networking/Tea & Coffee
  • 16.00 – 16.10 Welcome and opening
  • 16.10 – 16.30 Brian O'Casey, Co-Founder of Offbeat Donuts
    • Brian O’Casey is co-founder of Offbeat Donuts, an exciting new bakery and retail business. Offbeat opened their first bakery and retail premises in Pearse Station, Westland Row, Dublin 2 in May 2016 and since then they have grown their business to 8 company owned locations and 8 licensed locations, working with leading retailers like Fresh Supermarkets, Dunnes Stores and Circle K in Dublin and more recently Cork.
    • Brian will talk about the original objectives for Offbeat Donuts, building the product proposition and brand, through to the highs and lows of the last 7.5 years and what the key challenges and opportunities for the business are going forward.
  • 16.30 – 16.50 Colette Twomey, MD Clonakilty Black Pudding
    • Colette Twomey from Clonakilty Black Pudding has created one of Ireland's most iconic food brands
    • Colette will share her journey, milestones and tips. Critically she will discuss how to create a winning formula.
  • 16.50 – 17.10 Guest speaker TBC
  • 17.10 – 17.30 Q&A and close

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Dublin Food Chain is a collaborative initiative of Local Enterprise Offices in the Dublin area. The Dublin Food Chain is part of an ongoing effort to harness the power of the 'collective', in order to ensure that Co. Dublin's unique food heritage benefits from the attention it deserves.

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