Dublin Food Chain Seminar- 6th September

Dublin Food Chain - Food Innovation

LEO Dublin City Seminar, 6th September 2017

Innovation is the life blood of the food sector. This seminar will bring together three high level speakers from the sector on the topic of innovation.

Liam Murphy, Co-Founder & Director, HPP Tolling


This presentation will give an introduction to Dublin based HPP Tolling and the many benefits that it offers to the Irish Food Industry which include enhanced food safety, extended shelf life and the potential to manufacture a wide range of clean label preservative free food products. This technology is being used by dozens of Dublin based food and beverage companies and is a must have knowledge base for food and beverage producers.

Examples of HPP products currently on sale in the marketplace will also be reviewed.

Carol Griffin, Research Officer, Teagasc


Since 2010 Carol has worked as part of the Food Industry Development Department to support food businesses through consultancy and advice in the areas of sensory analysis, product development, innovation, food safety, labelling and technical process development. At Teagasc (The National Food Centre Ashtown), Innovation is considered to be essential to the long-term survival and profitability of food and drink companies in the current highly competitive environment.

Carol will discuss the work being done by Teagasc in this space and all supports available to new food businesses.

The resources at The National Food Centre in Ashtown are superb, and a real asset for Dublin food stakeholders.

Brian O’Casey, Founder, Offbeat Donuts


Brian has worked in the FMCG business in Ireland, UK and Europe for over 25 years. He was instrumental in the development of some of the most well-known and innovative food solution concepts in the convenience retail market in Ireland. Concepts such as

Pierre’s Hot Food to Go, Cuisine de France bakery, Seattle’s Best Coffee and Tim Hortons Coffee and Donuts concepts. Up to the end of 2015 Brian was European Head of Consumer Branded Concepts for Aryzta Plc.

At the end of 2015 Brian left the corporate world and set about opening his own business. In his presentation Brian will share with us his journey in setting this business up, the why? what? and how? and some of the key learnings to date.

This event is being led by LEO Dublin City and will be held in The Guinness Open Gate Brewery, Ushers, Dublin. A unique venue for this Dublin Food Chain event, The Open Gate Brewery is the home of brewing experimentation and innovation at St. James’s Gate where Guinness brewers are given license to explore new recipes, reinterpret old ones and experiment freely to bring exciting new beers to life.

Free parking is just minutes away on Crane Street and is offered on a first come, first serve basis. Please note parking on Market Street is reserved for coaches.


  • 17.00 – 18.00 Registration
  • 18.00 – 18.15 Welcome from Dublin City LEO
  • 18.15 – 18.30 Liam Murphy, HPP Tolling
  • 18.30 – 18.45 Carol Griffin, Teagasc
  • 18.45 – 19.00 Brian O’Casey, Offbeat Donuts
  • 19.00 – 19.15 Q&A
  • 19.15 – 19.20 Summary and close

This event is open to cafes, restaurants and food producers seeking to create pop up foodservice opportunities.

To Book, please click on this link - http://www.dublinfoodchain.ie/events/food-innovation-seminar