About Us

Taste Cork is part of an ongoing effort to harness the power of the 'collective', in order to ensure that Co. Cork's unique food heritage benefits from the attention it deserves.

Throughout the county, a diverse selection of crucial food training and food marketing initiatives are underway and now, through the Taste Cork brand, these programmes can enjoy better linkages and cross-promotion.

Whether, it's through training, networking or collective marketing, our key aim is to work together towards promoting and expanding our valuable food sector.

With the support of local consumers, trade buyers and food producers (combined with supports from the Local Enterprise Offices in Cork, Cork City Council and Cork County Council, and other state agencies), we endeavour to continuously champion and encourage the flourishing Co. Cork food sector. Ultimately, the goal of Taste Cork is to help the county nurture its enviable status as an iconic food brand.
For an idea of the type of projects we're involved in, please visit our news and events pages to see just some of the food training and food marketing initiatives that are currently in progress throughout the county.

Our Mission
The core aim of the TASTE CORK food initiative is to support a sustainable local food industry aligned with the overall national strategy implemented by Bord Bia and other related agencies and to act as a direct response in support of the Irish national Food Wise 2025 Strategy.

Our mission is to encourage, educate, support, and promote sustainable regional food production in Cork county.

Through this integrated approach, we will celebrate and promote the distinctiveness, the quality and the huge variety of food and drink that is produced in our county.

Our Goals

  • To create a strong Cork regional food brand identity
  • To grow local food sales and regional food exports
  • To promote regional food products at home and abroad
  • To optimise routes to market for producers and food entrepreneurs
  • To encourage and support market-led food entrepreneurship and the creation of new employment
  • To create a food network for Cork's producers, retailers, foodservice outlets and hospitality outlets to encourage communication and collaboration
  • Create an integrated approach involving local and national agencies to ensure a comprehensive support structure is in place
  • To increase the consumer profile of Cork food producers
  • To develop regional support for the Cork food sector in the areas of education, training and upskilling
  • To increase sustainable local SME food production
  • To enhance collaboration with science and technology, education and training to increase the productivity of food businesses and to encourage food innovation and new product development
  • To attract additional food tourism to the Cork region
  • To quantify and benchmark local output from the region