Kick Start Your Food Business Programme

This two day short programme has been designed for those with a food manufacturing/processing idea or those at a very early stage of set up, with their food business. The objective is to provide participants with base knowledge of what is involved in setting up a food business. It will provide participants with information which will allow them to avoid the pit falls normally associated with this journey.

Food Academy Programme

At SuperValu we are the biggest supporter of local producers in Ireland because we believe in local. Now we have taken this a step further by joining forces with Bord Bia and the Local Enterprise Office Network to create the Food Academy Programme. Food Academy works with and nurtures small businesses through their journey from start up to getting their products on our shelves. There are currently over 300 Food Academy small producers in SuperValu stores. Your local SuperValu retailer is also on board giving strong retail and marketing advice as well as providing shelf space opportunities. It's all about encouraging entrepreneurship in Ireland and giving small producers a big chance.

Food Industry Training Unit

Food Industry Training Courses Services include: Food Science and Technology Accredited Courses, Speciality Food Production Accredited Course, Management Development Accredited Programmes, Short Courses/Workshops, Tailor-made Training

Diploma in Speciality Food Production

In recent years, Ireland, as elsewhere in Europe, has witnessed considerable growth in the small food enterprise sector. This sector is characterised by craftmanship and a high “hand-made” element, producing low volume but high quality food. Amongst the product range are numerous varieties of farmhouse cheeses, smoked fish, fresh and specialist meats including charcuterie, poultry and pork products, honey, sauces, condiments, confectionery and fresh organic produce may also be included here. This course is for individuals who are starting a speciality food business and also for those involved in this sector including producers, retailers, culinary specialists, buyers, food designers and journalists.

Undergraduate Food Programmes

Ireland's agri-food industry is a key component to our modern economy. It accounts for 8% of GDP, with over 160,000 jobs. It is responsible for a major proportion of exports of Irish-owned enterprises and its products are sold in over 170 markets around the world. Annual food output exceeds €16 billion, and the sector contributes €7 billion in exports. UCC has a national and international reputation for provision of quality education in the Food Area and has state of the art facilities.