EIGHTEEN Irish food and drink companies, including Clonakilty Chocolate, the hand crafted chocolate producer, will this week join a new Bord Bia and Compass Group Ireland programme.
The programme will seek to help small and medium-sized Irish companies get their product ranges listed in the food service market.
The inaugural Bord Bia/Compass Group Ireland ‘Food Heroes’ Programme is aimed at providing participants with tailored support and guidance to assist them secure, grow and maintain business with Compass Group Ireland at home and overseas.
Companies benefitting from the programme range from sugar free chocolate and ice-cream, to protein enriched yogurts, plus gluten free mini-cakes, seed mixes, GM free corn tortillas and award winning sushi.
This is the first time that Bord Bia has partnered with a foodservice industry operator in order to deliver a comprehensive and practical programme including workshops and mentoring.