Flavours of Kildare Food Network - How to present to trade buyers and win the sale - 11th October

Venue:
Shackleton Suite, MERITS, Naas
 
Date:
11/10/2022
 
Note:
Tuesday 11th October 2022
 
Time:
10.30am to 12pm
 
Category:
Seminar
 

Come along to our next Flavours of Kildare Network meeting on the 11th of October to meet Peter Clarke - Fresh Food & Wine Buyer Avoca and Aoife Ryan - Head of Ambient Food Buying Avoca. In their presentation they will take us through what they want from the artisan food and drinks producers, how to grab their attention and most importantly how to land that ever important product listing.

Free
 
 

Flavours Of Kildare

Come along to our next Flavours of Kildare Network meeting on the 11th of October to meet Peter Clarke - Fresh Food  & Wine Buyer Avoca and Aoife Ryan - Head of Ambient Food Buying Avoca. Both passionate foodies, Peter and Aoife work for one of Ireland's best known premium foodie outlets Avoca. In their presentation they will take us through what they want from the artisan food and drinks producers, how to grab their attention and most importantly how to land that ever important product listing.

This is an event not to be missed!

11th October, 10.30am to 12pm at the Shackleton Suite, MERITS, Devoy Park, Naas

 

Guest Speakers:

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Peter Clarke - Fresh Food Buyer Avoca:

Peter Clarke has long had an interest in growing food and an appreciation for food provenance. A graduate of TU Dublin MBS Retail Management, Peter began his food retail career within the Food Halls at Harrods of London, before returning home to join Avoca in 2014. Working initially across Avoca’s retail management team, Peter moved into the food buying team in 2018 to coordinate supply of fresh Fruit and Veg to shops, which was quickly followed by a venture into the wonderful world of cheese and wine. He is now Fresh Food & Wine Buying Manager within Avoca and focuses on sourcing products of quality and new artisan suppliers to join our Food Markets and kitchens.

 

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Aoife Ryan - Head of Ambient Food Buying Avoca:

Aoife Ryan has been working with food since 2009, firstly as a food & drink blogger, then as head of buying for an airline retail supplier.  She developed buy on board menus for airlines including Ryanair, Aer Lingus, LATAM & SWISS, bringing both a local and international range to their menus, as well as developing private label products for airline clients. Aoife joined Avoca in 2021 as Head of Ambient Food Buying with a mission to bring more micro, local and national suppliers to join the food & drink range in the Avoca Food Markets.  She works closely with Bord Bia, LEO's and local food groups to identify potential new suppliers and list  them with Avoca.

 


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