Digital School of Food

Digital School of Food

Digital School of Food

Digital School of Food is a free to use learning hub that has been designed to support food manufacturing businesses from start-up to the growth phase.

For further information and to access this online course - please click here.

Course Breakdown

The Digital School of Food material is broken into 6 themes, each containing 2 to 3 courses.

Theme 1: Plan Your Journey
  • Do your research
  • Create your business model
  • Create your brand
  • Mentor tips on doing your research and creating a brand
Theme 2: Route To Market
  • Identify your sales channel
  • Distribute your product
  • Explore direct selling
  • Mentor tips on where to sell your product
Theme 3: Think About Finance
  • Get your costing right
  • Have enough funds
  • Think about central billing
  • Mentor tips on product costings and funding
Theme 4: Grow Your Sales
  • Selling to store owners and chefs
  • Understand key account management
  • Perfect your negotiation skills
  • Mentor tips on meeting store owners, chefs and buyers
Theme 5: Expand Your Business
  • Managing product development
  • Scaling your business
  • Mentor tips on product development and scaling up your business
Theme 6: Support From Experts
  • Hear from Local Enterprise Office, Bord Bia, The Food Safety Authority and Enterprise Ireland

The Digital School of Food is an initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices in the Dublin Region and supported by: Bord Bia, DIT and Enterprise Ireland