Kildare Food Network Targets Fresh Growth for Food Entrepreneurs

Kildare Food Network Targets

Fresh Growth for Food Entrepreneurs

Local Enterprise Office Kildare has announced the launch of the Kildare Food Network as part of an ongoing effort to harness the power of the ‘collective’ and to ensure that Kildare’s unique food heritage benefits from the attention it deserves.


Throughout the county, a diverse selection of crucial food training and food marketing initiatives are coming underway. Now, through the Kildare Food Network brand, these programmes can enjoy better linkages and cross-promotion.


“Whether it is through training, networking or collective marketing, export-driven opportunities, the aim is to work together towards promoting and expanding our valuable food sector" explains Jacqui McNabb, Head of Enterprise Kildare.

 She continued, “With the support of local consumers, trade buyers and food producers, combined with sponsorship and support from Bord Bia, we endeavour to continuously champion and encourage the flourishing Kildare food sector.”


Ultimately, the goal of the Kildare Food Network is to help the county nurture its enviable status as an iconic food brand.


WHO should join the food network?

  • Food and drink producers, retailers and distributors
  • Foodservice, cafes, delis, restaurants and bars, keen to support and use locally sourced Kildare food ingredients
  • Food sector suppliers: ingredients, packaging, services, equipment etc.
  • Anyone or any business in Kildare food sector that is passionate about supporting and developing local food and Agri business.

WHY join the food network?

  • Networking opportunities - free networking opportunities and events. Meet with, and learn from, others in the same area of your business.
  • Training - free seminars, tailored training and business development events.
  • Sales - increased sales opportunities through exposure to potential new customers and export opportunities.
  • Group marketing - we will endeavor to take a collective approach to marketing which will save you time and money.
  • Have a say - getting involved means you can help to shape the future development of your local food sector.

HOW TO APPLY to join the food network

Complete the Expression of Interest Form here, and return to before 5pm, Friday 27th November


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