Waterford Local Enterprise office to host 7th annual Love Local Business Networking Lunch

As part of the 2018 Harvest Festival, Local Enterprise Office Waterford will host its seventh annual business networking lunch which celebrates local food producers on Friday the 7th of September in Dooley’s Hotel Waterford. 

The business networking lunch has become an annual event of many business calendars as it is a great opportunity to network, whilst enjoying a delicious lunch celebrating local food and local food producers.  The kitchen team in Dooley’s Hotel use all their talents to showcase the quality products and producers of the region allowing diners to enjoy the best of what Waterford has to offer.

Love Local Lunch 2018

The guest speaker for the 2018 event is Eunice Power. Eunice Power Catering is one of Ireland’s leading event caterers.   She has run her own business since 2001 and her love of food is evident.  An acclaimed chef and food writer with the Irish Times, Eunice works with a variety of small food enterprises helping them to add value through motivating them to get the most from their business.  Eunice is very passionate about food tourism and provenance and also works with Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland in a training capacity.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Head of Enterprise at Waterford Local Enterprise Office, Richie Walsh said, “We are delighted to host the seventh annual Love Local Lunch and to welcome Eunice power as our guest speaker this year. Earlier this year we hosted a Food Industry Expo event withFood the Waterford Way’ and this event was to enable Waterford’s food and drinks producers to network with retailers and hospitality owners in order to build business opportunities. We have an abundance of world-class food and drinks producers in Waterford with many already achieving global and national award recognition; we are therefore delighted to not only celebrate them on our 2018 menu but to hear our guest speaker talk about the importance of food provenance and working with local food producers in the area of food tourism.”

The Local Local lunch has become a very popular event during Waterford’s Harvest Festival and has quickly sold out in recent years. Tickets are €15 per person can be purchased here. The event networking commences at 12.30 and lunch will be served at 1 pm.

The Local Enterprise Office offers support services for start-up and existing SMEs in Waterford and for more information please contact the office at 35 The Mall or Civic Office, Dungarvan on 0761 10 2905 or email info@leo.waterfordcouncil.ie