Food Starter Programme

The Food Hub, Drumshanbo
One Evening per week for 4 weeks
7.00pm to 10.00pm
Start Your Own Business

Aimed at people thinking of starting their own food business or in the early stages of start-up and includes people hoping to progress their food hobby into a full time business. Any Food Business hoping to get on Food Academy must first complete this course

This event is no longer available

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Course Delivered by:  Oonagh Monahan

Course Dates:  Mondays - 21st January, 28th January, 4th February and 11th February.


  • Feedback on your product idea from the workshop facilitator
  • Understanding how to conduct research for your food business and how to complete a food business feasibility study
  • Interpreting Irish Food market trends and drivers
  • Food Safety overview
  • Costing & Managing Finance
  • State Agency supports and funding
  • Distribution and logistics
  • Identifying a unique positioning for the product
  • Understanding branding and communicating the key brand messages
  • Supports available for your food journey and where to go next