In line with the recently launched Donegal Food Strategy, Donegal County Enterprise Board plans to run a 10 week programme on Starting Your Own Artisan Food Production Business, beginning in November. As part of their recruitment process they are holding Information Road Shows over the next two weeks at 3 locations across County Donegal.
|Donegal Chef Gary O’Hanlon is County Donegal’s Food Ambassador|
On successful completion of the programme participants should have a sound knowledge of the rudiments of food business start-up, including food safety and food technology and be in a position to go about their start-up in an effective way. Participants will hear about the structure of the programme from the trainers as well as the experiences of local artisan food businesses.
Workshop 1: Selecting and Researching Ideas
Workshop 2: New Product Development
Workshop 3: Legislation and Food Safety
Workshop 4: Food Technology
Workshop 5: Marketing and Branding
Workshop 6: Sales Growth
Workshop 7: Effective Food Packaging
Workshop 8: Product Costing, Pricing & Finance
Workshop 9: Food Distribution
Workshop 10: Business and Marketing Plan
In addition to the workshop element of the programme each participant will receive up to ten hours of one-to-one mentoring delivered in 2 hour sessions. It is intended that the programme will be delivered one evening a week for ten consecutive weeks with a total workshop time of 30 hours.
Donegal Town, Enterprise Centre on Thursday 18th Oct at 7pm
Moville, Community Chef Premises on Tuesday 23rd Oct at 7pm
To register or for further information phone 074 9160735