|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