The 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.