Distribution challenges and opportunities for food businesses in West Cork will be the topic of discussion at a breakfast morning hosted by the West Cork Development Partnership (WCDP) in the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery on Tuesday the 9th September. The WCDP is delighted to welcome James Burke, Ireland’s leading Food Consultant and Retail Advisor to speak at the event. The WCDP has commissioned James to conduct a “Review of
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Michael and Aileen O’Neill of Irish Atlantic Salt Ltd are celebrating the news that their Irish sea salt products have wowed judges at the Great Taste 2014 awards by being awarded three gold stars in the world’s largest and most rigorous food awards scheme that involves over 400 judges and thousands of hours of blind tasting.
by Stephen Johnson A well-known food stall operator in the Kenmare market says a manager is needed to oversee casual trading in the town. West Cork-based Toby Simmonds says casual trading in Kenmare needs to be regulated by a market manager and that stall-holders should pay a stallage charge.
Chris Downey, Noel Sheehan and Adrian O Sullivan, Super Valu, Castletownbere, Finalists in Best in Fresh Awards, Seafood Counter. Pic: Niall Duffy
National Learning Network West Cork, in partnership with Cork Education & Training Board, the Department of Social Protection, West Cork Development Partnership and Cork County Council are delighted to announce a new Local Training Initiative for the West Cork area. West Cork has long been known for its high quality food products from cheese to shellfish and salami to yogurt. The year long City & Guilds Diploma in Food Industry
Pictured enjoying the sunshine at Union hall at the Union Hall festival by the sea “Street Feast” were all the sponsors and committee members enjying some food and craic before the festival proper that kicks of on 18th July and runs till the 27th. Pic: Denis Boyle
BANDON is gearing up for a celebration of Irish Angus beef at the end of the month with the launch of the Chapel Steps “West Cork Angus Beef Festival” which will take place from Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th June. The festival is a celebration of traditional West Cork food with a twist, as Michelin recommended head chef Kevin O’Regan will turn back the clock to demonstrate how once loved
ONE of Ireland’s top food writers has warned the hospitality industry in West Cork that it must embrace the “gastro-tourism” revolution or face an ever-declining share of the food tourism market. Joe McNamee delivered the stark warning to restaurateurs at a recent meeting hosted by A Taste of West Cork in Skibbereen. Mr McNamee is the lead food writer for the Irish Examiner and contributes to a wide
by Brian Moore WEST CORK food producers are set to showcase their wares at the upcoming Cork & Kerry Food Forum showcase taking place at the City Hall in Cork city later this month. The event, which takes place on Monday June 30th, will also include a conference opened by Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Simon Coveney TD.
Lobster only €20 at any Good Food Circle restaurant. Kinsale Good Food Circle’s restaurants have gone mad! For one day only! On Saturday, 21st June there will be a Midsummer Lobster Madness Sale in all Good Food Circle restaurants. You can order a whole lobster for only €20 per person. All you have to do is book in advance at the restaurant of your choice, using the code word LOBSTER.