Taste Cork | What's On?

Find out what is coming up in the world of Artisan Food products and producers in Cork.

22nd Feb - 22nd Feb:
Ireland's Ancient East Food Tourism Workshop
7th Mar - 7th Mar:
Brand Storytelling: The Foundation of your Growth Strategy
9th Mar - 9th Mar:
Food Innovation Workshop in association with UCC
24th Apr - 24th Apr:
Food is Where the Money Is: Food Waste Seminar
24th Apr - 30th Apr:
Cork Character Café Series: A Celebration of Milleens Cheese
31st May - 31st May:
WORKSHOP: 'Running the Gauntlet: Production of Safe Food by Small Food Producers'
30th May - 30th May:
WORKSHOP: 'Running the Gauntlet: Production of Safe Food by Small Food Producers'
24th May - 24th May:
Food labelling regulations and meeting new market challenges for Irish Food Producers
11th May - 11th May:
Summer Workshop: "How to Write a Successful Press Release for your Business"
15th Jun - 15th Jun:

Summer Workshop: "How to Write a Successful Press Release for your Business"

13th Jul - 13th Jul:
Summer Workshop: "How to Write a Successful Press Release for your Business"
17th Aug - 17th Aug:
Summer Workshop: "How to Write a Successful Press Release for Your Business"

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  • Welcome to the artisan food showcase
    of County Cork........

    Taste Cork is an innovative marketing group representing many of the outstanding food and drink producers based throughout Co. Cork. By opening a virtual door to the county’s kitchens, farms, dairies, bakeries and other small-scale production facilities, Taste Cork invites you to recognise and celebrate the delights of our distinguished local produce.

    For hotels, restaurants, pubs, retail and wholesale buyers, we’ve created a convenient trade section. For ’foodies’ we offer comprehensive lists of stockists and markets. So, no matter what your role in the local food supply chain, we would love to hear from you; we’re always keen to welcome new members to our dynamic food network. This is your opportunity to savour and share the true flavour of Cork’s exceptional food culture! Blessed by nature, blessed with people....

  • Blessed by nature, blessed with people....

    Boasting some of Europe’s finest lush pastures, pristine deep seas and stunning coastlines, it’s no surprise that Co. Cork is the home of a magnificent treasure of internationally-renowned food produce.

    Top quality fish, shellfish, sea salt and seaweed are sustainably harvested from the rich seas and shorelines of the spectacular South and South West coasts of Ireland providing the choicest selection every day. Our imposing mountains and deep valleys provide perfect grazing conditions for dairy farming and premium livestock so it’s no wonder then that Co. Cork’s cheese and dairy produce is internationally sought-after and why our beef, pork, lamb and venison is considered some of the finest in Ireland. What’s more, our exceptional, nutrient-rich soil also offers the ideal growing conditions for deliciously flavoursome vegetables, while the county’s unique forests provide the perfect smoking flavours for our famous smokehouses.

    Now, add to all the above, the talented hands, creative minds and expert know-how of our innovative community of artisan food producers, the hard-working individuals who are quietly dedicated to producing our remarkable local food, an enviable wealth of sweet and savoury food experiences infused with the heritage of exceptional artisan skill.

    No wonder Cork is considered the gourmet capital of Ireland.

  • Taste Cork - the best of County Cork

    Taste Cork is dedicated to co-operation within the food industry, as a means of increasing the profile and sales of quality food products from across the county.

    Today, we continue to warmly welcome new members from all aspects of the local food production and supply sectors - all of whom are passionate about the promotion of Co. Cork’s outstanding artisan foods!

    We also offer a variety of group training initiatives, group marketing activities and other similar projects; all designed to equip and prepare members to achieve increased recognition of their produce.

  • Join the Taste Cork Food Network

    If you produce, sell or use local, speciality food or ingredients, and if you’re keen to develop your business and achieve improved market reach, Taste Cork is the ideal platform! Our network is a government backed initiative supported by the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork, Cork City Council & Cork County Council to establish a regional brand for Cork food producers and provides a network to develop micro food enterprises in Cork.

    Joining the Taste Cork network means:
    • Increased sales opportunities with more potential customers.
    • Inclusion in the ’Taste Cork’ Business Directory with detailed on-line business listing.
    • Networking opportunities and events and access to seminars, tailored training and business development

    Join now...

Wild Fermentation Workshop, Thursday 6th April, Crawford Gallery Café
The importance of gut health to our overall health and wellbeing has been gradually gaining momentum. But in the past couple of years talk of macrobiotic gut health has filtered into our everyday chatter to make the topics of Fermentation one of the most intriguing food trends over recent times.

Flavour.ie is bringing back talented street food crew The Sharp Knife from Cork City for another night of amazing food in a rural West Cork pub following their hugely successful event in October 2016!

A new ‘Taste Cork’ food export programme will connect 30 local food businesses to the French and Scandinavian retail markets. It will also help to build a stronger Cork food presence in the UK market post-Brexit.

Taste Cork to showcase Cork's unique food heritage at Mallow Family Food & Craft Christmas Fair.

Taste Cork Food Export Programme 2017
For owners and managers of established commercial food businesses in Cork City and County who are getting ready for export.

The Food Academy Start Programme is now taking expressions of interest for the next scheduled programme.

Collaboration Driving Forward Cork’s Food Sector

Dishes, menus and events inspired by Cork’s produce, history & culture

Bord Bia has provided a brief summary of the who’s who from state agencies, legal and regulatory bodies to sources of consumer and market research.

Bord Bia has prepared a paper outlining Ireland's trade with the UK and possible implications resulting from the UK's exit from the European Union.

De Róiste Foods is very pleased to announce that it will be the main supplier of Breakfast Meats at The Dublin Horse Show 2016.

Fáilte Ireland has announced the names of 16 new emerging food champions who will represent the importance of food to tourism and visitors to Ireland. They will join six existing food champions as part of the Food Tourism Network Development programme.

A countywide food strategy for Cork was launched today at County Hall. Taste Cork is a unique initiative which aims to create a thriving food network for the region by linking and promoting producers, retailers, foodservice operators, and distributors.

Regional Brand Initiative Puts Cork on the International Food and Drink Map.

Let's get kids cooking! Taste Cork and Ballymaloe Cookery School have teamed up to run the competition, 'My Favourite Local Producer'. The TWO lucky competition winners will take part in the Ballymaloe Cookery School ‘Kids in the Kitchen’ 1 Day Course, 8th August 2016.

The Start Your Own Food Business programme is now open for bookings. This short course has been designed for those with a food manufacturing/processing idea or those at a very early stage of set up.

Attendees of the Taste Cork breakfast seminar ‘Changing Food Trends’, which was held in Electric on Wednesday morning, March 9th, were told that catering to the evolving attitudes, tastes and diets of consumers is crucial to continued business growth.

The deadline for Artisan Food Innovation Voucher applications is 5.30pm, 21st April 2016.

The Food Academy Start programme works with and nurtures artisan food producers through their journey to obtaining their first retail listing with SuperValu. 'Food Academy' is currently working with over 200 producers throughout the country. The Online Application Form is now live. Applications must be received by 4pm, Monday 14th March 2016.

Taste Cork are excitedly counting down the days to the opening of the Cork Incubator Kitchens (CIK), an initiative of the Cork County Council. This initiative highlights fantastic development for Cork's food sector in supporting the growth and success of local food businesses.

Taste Cork is delighted to be bringing ten outstanding micro food enterprises from Cork to the UK Food & Drink Expo, NEC Birmingham, 18th – 20th April 2016.

Cork-based sauce company Rebel Chilli is to begin exporting to Dubai from February this year. Having re-branded the range in 2015, the company has made the huge leap from Farmer's Market to retail.

Ten Cork Food Companies Generated over 300 Sales Leads Working Together Under the ‘Taste Cork’ Brand at the UK’s largest Food Trade Fair IFE 2015

Ten Cork food companies are due to exhibit under the Taste Cork brand at the IFE Food and Drink Exhibition in London in March 2015.

The four-day event is the UK's largest International Food Show with over 1350 exhibitors from all over the world.

The ten food companies traveling from Cork have been taking part in the UK Food Export Programme which is jointly funded by the Cork Local Enterprise Offices, Cork City Council and Cork County Council.

Companies participating include iASC, De Roiste Meats, The Just Food Co., The Natural Larder Company, The Farmer's Table, Mella's Fudge, Cookies of Character, The Cultured Food Company, Ballyhoura Apple Farm and Cotton Ball Brewing Co.

A number of new food incubator units are available for immediate let through Cork County Council's Economic Development Section. Located in Bandon and Ballincollig, these units are fully compliant with EHO standards. With extremely competitive rates, these units offer an excellent opportunity for Cork Food Producers.

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