Food Starter Programme - Wexford 25/10/18

Wexford County Council
2 full days
9.30am to 5pm
Business Training

In conjunction with Wexford LEO, the Food Starter Programme is to help those with a food idea or early stage of starting a food business.

This event is no longer available

Aimed at:

The Food Starter Programme is a two day programme designed to help those with a food idea, or those at an early stage of starting up a food business (typically within the first 24 months).


For those considering applying for the Food Academy programme in the future, this programme will provide an excellent opportunity to boost your chances of securing a place.  The Food Starter programme is a pre-requisite for those planning to go on and participate in the Food Academy. The programme content is not suitable for those planning to open a café, restaurant or food service operation. (Business owners from these categories should discuss options with the Local Enterprise Office).

The programme content is focused on food and drink, and is therefore less suitable for those producing “near foods” such as pet foods, health supplements etc.

Day One:

Day one will focus on providing participants with an overview of the dynamics of the food sector in Ireland and getting objectives for your project clear in your mind.

Day Two:

Day two will focus on getting the business critical elements such as costing, distribution, branding right and also cover supports available to you.

The objectives of the two days is to provide the participants with a base knowledge of what is involved in setting up a food or drink manufacturing business. Ideally, participants should have previously completed the Local Enterprise Office Start Your Own Business Programme. This programme content assumes participants have the required business knowledge to run a successful business, e.g. must already understand the basics of setting up a business, tax compliance rules, creating a business plan etc.

Venue:Wexford County Council, Carricklawn, Wexford
Dates:Thursday 25th October & 8th November 2018
Duration:2 days
Time:9.30am to 5pm
Trainer:James Burke,
Places Available:15