Food Academy Programme

The Food Academy Start Programme

The Food Academy Start programme is primarily targeted at start-up food businesses and current Local Enterprise office clients.

It is centered on workshops, designed by Bord Bia and SuperValu.. The workshops will be run by the Local Enterprise Office, with a local Supervalu retailer in the region participating in a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style pitch process.

The intensive workshops will provide companies with long-term business supports including consumer insight, technical advice, resource planning, commercial advice and marketing development. The output has a core commercial focus whereby all participants will have the opportunity to pitch their product or idea to their local SuperValu, with a view to securing an initial local listing and the potential to build from there. A suite of follow up supports will be exclusively designed by Bord Bia under the Food Academy banner to ensure the continued development of the companies.

For more information and to book a place see our on-line booking section .