New Online Course Targets Irish Food Start-Ups

A new ‘Digital School of Food’ is being launched in Dublin today, aimed at attracting a new stream of food start-ups and helping them succeed. An initiative of the Dublin Food Chain and the Local Enterprise Offices in the Dublin region, the online programme is the first of its kind in Europe, giving food entrepreneurs access to expert advice from their own home or office.

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Food Academy & Kick Start Your Food Business Programmes 2017

This May be the last intake for Dublin in 2017 for both programmes. Please pass this information on to anyone who may be interested.

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Dublin Food Chain Newsletter Issue 4!

Read the latest Dublin Food Chain Newsletter - Issue 4! Check out some of the latest news and lots of upcoming events and programmes we recommend!

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Dublin Food Chain Members Spice Devils Shortlisted In the UK Free From Food Awards 2017

Spice Devils have been shortlisted in the Free From Food Awards UK 2017 in the Store cupboard category with their Twist'd Creole Spice Mix.This is their 10th shortlist in under 3 years!

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spice devils

Bord Bia Food and Drink Award Winners Announced

Bord Bia Food and Drink award winners including Dublin Food Chain members Keelings. Well done all!

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Food Academy 2017 Dates

Food Academy is a training programme aimed at supporting and nurturing start-up food businesses. The Local Enterprise Offices have joined forces with Bord Bia and SuperValu on this initiative to provide a consistent level of food marketing knowledge to new and early-stage food business owners.

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Dublin Food Chain Member Sam Dennigan owner of Strong Roots winner in the Best Start Up Business Category in the IBYE competition!

Congratulations to Dublin Food Chain Sam Dennigan Strong roots who was the winner in the Best Start Up Business Category (against the other Dublin Regional finalists) in Wednesday's IBYE competition!

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Kick Start Your Food Business

Do you know anyone starting a food business? Please pass info on to them re last Kick Start food programme for 2016. This ‘Kick start your own food business programme’ is a short two day programme designed to help those with a food idea, or those at a very early stage of starting up a food business (typically the first 24 months).

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2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year

2016 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year should be a serious consideration for you if you reach the criteria.

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Show Your Business Oct 5th-9th

There is a free Dublin City Street Market Opportunity for Dublin Food Chain members (on the 9th of October).

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Dublin Food Producers enjoying the DFC Producer Showcase in DIT Jan 29 2015
Dublin Food Producers enjoying the DFC Producer Showcase in DIT Jan 29 2015

Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers

The Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland's public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small businesses.

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FSAI Small Food Business Start Up Seminar

FSAI are holding a seminar in Dublin for small food business start ups. At this free, half day event, various experts from the FSAI will outline: the various information resources available from the FSAI, your food safety training requirements, how to set up your food safety management system, labelling regulations and what you need to do in the case of a product recall.

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New Food Event In Dublin - Bite 2015

A brand new food festival is coming to Dublin - "Bite 2015". This event will feature 150 of Ireland's best Artisan Food and Drink producers and a whole host of interactive food activities.

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TRADEIT Food Safety Brokerage Event for European Traditional and Artisan Food Producers

The TRADEIT Food Safety Brokerage Event will bring together traditional food producers and experts in food safety technologies from across Europe. This is an event not to be missed! Taking place on the 1st and 2nd of October 2015 in the Institute of Technology Tralee.

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Dublin Food Chain Stand at the Food and Hospitality Show 2015

We are delighted to announce that DFC are taking a stand at this years Food and Hospitality Show 2015 for the first time Insert Show link here . The DFC stand is located to the front of the hall in a great location. The cost of participating is €450 (is this plus vat) per producer. The 4 Dublin Local Enterprise Offices are kindly supporting producers attending by offering a €200 incentive per producer who books and pays for a stand. You must pay for your stand in full and subsequently claim back your €200 on proof of payment. We will advise later on how to claim your incentive.

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Food on the Move

Start Your Own Food Business

James Burke and Associates are running a 2 Day "Start Your Own Food Business Programme" designed to help those with a food idea or those at a very early stage of starting up a food business. This 2 day programme will provide all participants with a base knowledge of what is invovled in setting up a food business.

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Dublin Food Chain Evening Seminar: Learning from Entrepreneurs (Thursday 4th June 2015)

This Thursday the 4th of June Dublin Food Chain is holding an evening seminar in the Royal Marine Hotel Dun Loaghaire. The theme of this seminar is "Learning from Food Entrepreneurs"

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Shared Commercial Kitchen to rent

Shared Commercial Kitchen to rent Address : Art & Business Campus Drumcondra Dublin 9. Size: 130 sq metres approximately of fully fitted Commercial kitchen . Power: 3 phase electric and 220V. Access : 24 hour.

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3 New Own Door Food Units at Drinan Enterprise Center

3 New Own Door Food Units at Drinan Enterprise Center The Centre has three units of 53sq metres each. The units are fitted-out to comply with HSE and EHO standards. The units are shell only. Tenant businesses will need to have their own equipment. Drinan is now seeking expressions of in

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18 month Plato Small Business Development Programme

Plato Business Development Programme Commencing April 2015 PLATO is a non-profit initiative funded by the four Dublin Local Enterprise Offices and dedicated to the successful development of the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector in the Dublin region.

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The Irish Quality Food And Drinks Awards

Enteries are now open for the Irish Quality food and Drink Awards

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5 Procurement Recommendations for 2015

Procurement Recommendations for 2015 Recent industry and media reports indicate that the Economy will continue to improve in 2015, while optimism amongst business owners / managers has grown to its highest level since 2008. Higher expectations of business conditions, sales revenues and availability of credit will lead to plans to create more jobs, spend more capital and increased investment across most spend categories within an organisation.

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Lovin Dublin

Interested In winning 25,000 euro Start-up package for your food company?The Lovin Dublin Show Live Monday 24th of November 2014 in The Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

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Dublin Food Chain3

Invitation to SME Export Seminar in Killiney, 20th November

AIB Export Breakfast Seminar - Identifying Winning Export Strategies and Opportunities The objective of this seminar is to explore the opportunities there are for SMEs, the challenges they face, and how they should manage those challenges.

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Food Works Recruitment Now Open

There will be a free information evening on Tues 21st October at Tayto Pk, Ashbourne from 5.30-8pm, including case studies from two previous Food Works participants (SynerChi Kombucha and Nusli - Nusli was recently voted the best new product at the Blas nahEireann awards).

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A Definite Date for the Food Diary Flavours of Fingal County Show

You don't want to miss this great event. It is taking place in the beautiful Newbridge farm house in Donabate. Everyone is welcome, it is going to be a great family day out ! It runs on both the 14th and the 15th of Spetember.

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Dublin Food Chain Breakfast Workshop - 24th September

Breakfast Workshop - "Marketing a Food Business" For Dublin based food producers, distributors, retailers and foodservice operators. 24th of September, the Maldron Hotel Tallaght at 7.30 am.

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Breakfast Workshop Wednesday the 24th of July. Great Success

Foodsafety workshop. Over 30 members of the Dublin food Chain enjoyed a breakfast workshop at the Cuisine de France facility on Wednesday the 24thJuly. The workshop focused on changes to labelling legislation. The workshop was led by foodsafety expert Eileen Morgan with special inputs from the Foodsafety Authority and Cuisine de Frances technical manager.

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Superquinn Name To Disappear

Musgrave has announced today that it will be changing the name of its Superquinn stores to SuperValu from February 2014. Regretfully, due to a reorganisation in Superquinn's support office, 102 colleagues will leave the business over the next eighteen months while 2,500 store staff are unaffected.

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Bord Bia Market Study Visits 2014

Bord Bia have begun to recruit for the 2014 European Market Study Visits. Bord Bia's overseas offices will be arranging a series of Market Study Visits providing client companies with an excellent insight into European markets in a cost-efficient and timely manner.

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Restaurant Symposium

Wednesday the 26th of March In the Shelbourne Hotel. The Restaurant Symposium which will bring together senior leaders from all areas of the hospitality and tourism industry across the international & influential fields of government, media, restaurants, tourism and business.

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Bord Bia Event - Evolving Food Markets in Ireland.

On Tuesday, April 8th, Bord Bia is hosting a one-day event at Belvedere House and Gardens in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath to give food producers, stall holders, market managers and industry representatives the opportunity to share insights, review best practice and network. The event will be opened by Minister of State Tom Hayes and feature guest speaker Lulu Meyer, Associate Director of Operations at the renowned Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market in San Francisco, USA.

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Butchery and Small Scale Meat Production Workshop

Interested in finding out what’s involved in butchering beef, pork or lamb?Like to improve communications with your butcher?For those interested in learning more – come to the Teagasc Butchery & Small Scale Meat Production Workshop

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Interesting Article by Bord Bia

A recent article by Bord Bia has shown that discounters are loosing market share in France! Ireland is fast approaching the market share at which they peaked in France.

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Food Hospitality Ireland 2013 Two Day Event

For your diary in September! This new 2 day show will incorporate SHOP. Really worth considering to either exhibit or visit. This event runs from the from the 18th to the 19th of September in Dublin's RDS. For more information visit the Food & Hospitality Ireland's website

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Worlds First Test Tube Burger Tasted In London

Scientists have revealed the first ever lab grown beef burger in London to a group of volunteer testers. This burger cost over €250,000 to produce but they are hopeful that this is he start of a new food revolution.

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Dublin Food Chain Member Hugh Sweeney Wins Live Seafood Cook Off

Dublin Food Chain member Hugh Sweeney wins the live seafood cook off final last Thursday the 18th of July. His fish lasagne was judged the best dish by Master chefs John Torode !

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