Food Academy is a business development programme supported by Bord Bia, SuperValu and Local Enterprise Offices. The aim of Food Academy is to help small businesses through the journey from their early start-up phase to getting their products on Supervalu shelves. Programme participants receive training through workshops and mentoring in topics such as food safety, market research, branding, marketing, finance, sustainability and business development.
Developed in 2013, Food Academy will celebrate its tenth year in 2023. There are currently over 270 Food Academy producers in Supervalu stores.
For more information on the programme, please download the Food Academy Brochure here.
Applications for the 2023 Food Academy programme will be open from March
13th and will close April 7th. Applications can be submitted through the Food Academy Application tab on the Local Enterprise website link here.
State Agency Resources
There are many other state agency supports and services available for individuals and entrepreneurs looking to start a food business in Ireland.