Food Academy & Kick Start Your Food Business Programmes 2018

Food Academy

Food Academy Start was developed by Bord Bia, SuperValu and the Local Enterprise Offices in 2013 to provide a standardized programme of supports tailored to new and early-stage food businesses throughout the country. Food Academy Start is delivered through workshop style training designed to guide companies from start-up to their first retail sales.

The next event will take place between Jan – June 2019. Click here to understand more about the Food Academy Programme: FA_Promotional_Material.pdf


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Food Starter Programme

This ‘Food Starter 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). The objective of the 2 days is to provide the participants with a base knowledge of what is involved in setting up a food business. The content is designed to provide you with information which will allow you to avoid the pit falls normally associated with this journey. (The programme content assumes you have the required business knowledge to run your enterprise e.g. you must already understand the basics of setting up a business, tax compliance rules, creating a business plan etc.) While certain aspects of the programme are relevant to those setting up cafes/restaurants, the core programme content is designed for those producing food to be sold through third parties i.e. food producers.

For those considering applying for the Food Academy Programme in the future, this programme will provide an excellent opportunity to boost your chances of securing a place.

The last event in 2018 will take place from 9th and 23rd Nov. There will be four programmes run in 2019, the first commencing in Feb 2019.

Click here to understand more about the Food Starter Programme: Food Starter Programme


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