Been a while since I did a post like this but inspired by a feature in the Sunday Business Post on 5 previous winners of the amazing Blas Na hEireann Irish Food Awards which are held every year in Dingle since 2008. (no link to the article as not put up until tomorrow, Monday 16th)
Aruna Fresh Sauces – website
This brand emerged from the kitchen of a restaurant in Ardee, Co Louth and they won an award from their local Enterprise Board as well as at Blas na hEireann. They also received mentoring from a food technologist and start-up expert.
Their facebook page is here.
Flynn’s Kitchen – website
2007 was the starting year for this range which interestingly shares a production unit with another business Gan Gluten. You can buy the range of pates, jams and ready meals online from Local Ireland.
Dungarvan Brewing Company – website
Not the first time Cormac and Tom have cropped up here. A tale of unemployment turned into a viable micro-business, or in this case micro-brewery.
These are a regular for me from the Wine Centre in Kilkenny.
Paddy O’Granola – website
Paddy takes the coveted Page3 slot in the Business Post with a Q&A which includes the information that his production is outsourced to a manufacturer in Drogheda.