Limerick start-up food producers to showcase fare

first_imgNewsLimerick start-up food producers to showcase fareBy Staff Reporter – May 26, 2015 501 Twitter Facebook Print A SELECTION of start-up food producers, which are part of the Food Academy programme, will be showcasing their products in an upcoming event taking place in Supervalu Castletroy, Limerick. Running for Friday and Saturday over the coming bank holiday weekend, customers are invited to come along and taste the delicious range these small food producers have to offer.There will be twenty food producers sampling their range at the event including Martina’s Seafood, Cool Beans, Silver Darlings, Everest Granola Cups, Clotilde’s Fruit Compote, Lily’s Tea and Temple Dairy to name a few.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Food Academy programme is a joint initiative between Bord Bia, the Local Enterprise Office Network and SuperValu to support start-up food businesses. It has helped hundreds of small food businesses gain their first retail listings in SuperValu stores. The programme supports hundreds of budding entrepreneurs, stocks hundreds of local artisan products on SuperValu shelves and creates hundreds of local jobs in the process.One of the producers at this event is Kookee, a range of homemade cookies. Pauline Clarke got her inspiration for her company after many hours of baking cookies with her children. She had given up work to become a carer for her eldest autistic son. Pauline decided that Kookee would be a wonderful way to care for her kids and took the plunge of turning her hobby into a business. Kookee is available in selected SuperValu stores through the support of Food Academy. Today both Pauline and her husband are employed in the company which is going from strength to strength, with nine flavours including gluten and wheat free varieties.Another such start-up food producer is De Róiste Puddings. Jimmy Allen ran a heating and plumbing company until the recession hit in 2008. When the family business eventually became unviable, he and his family took an age-old family recipe for black and white pudding and launched De Róiste. Today De Róiste is a thriving business stocked in SuperValu stores throughout Ireland, enabling Jimmy to employ his children in his business.SuperValu Castletroy is inviting customers to come along and listen to the stories of these passionate food producers with big ideas who, having embarked on the Food Academy journey, took chances, gave up jobs, invested their savings and are now well on the road to becoming the next Irish food success stories. Linkedincenter_img Email WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleLimerick’s networkers some of the best in IrelandNext articleGardai to highlight crime prevention during Community Safety Week Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more

Which Broadway Star Should Host Saturday Night Live?

first_img Star Files View Comments The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank.On October 8, Lin-Manuel Miranda will join the ranks of Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters, Matthew Broderick and more Broadway stars who have hosted the legendary Saturday Night Live. In addition to dreaming up five things we’d love to see him do on the iconic comedy show, we’ve been thinking of other Great White Way faves we want to watch host. Who would you want to see take the stage live from New York on a Saturday night? Senior Editor Imogen Lloyd Webber kicked things off with her top 10. Now it’s your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites.STEP 2—RANK & PUBLISH: Click “rearrange list” to order your selections. Click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on!center_img Lin-Manuel Mirandalast_img read more

Developers to pounce as RBS offloads properties

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Fete La Coudre to kick off today!

first_imgPhoto credit: dominicaweekly.comThe Bath Estate Development Committee along with a number of presenting sponsors will open a week of activities marking Fete La Coudre, this afternoon.Fete La Coudre will be held from July 3rd to 10th and will feature a number of activities, aimed at promoting community development.The event will kick off with an opening ceremony on Sunday, July 3rd at the Bath Estate Community Center from 3:00pm, followed by a football tournament from 5:00pm.Former Magistrate Tiyani Behanzin will be the featured speaker at a Youth Panel Discussion carded for Monday, July 4th.This discussion themed ‘Peer Pressure – A lesson to Adults’, will be held at the Teachers Training College at Bath Estate from 7:00pm.Tuesday, July 5th has been dubbed Community Night where guest speakers which include Mr Tiyani Behanzin, Hon. Ambrose George and Hon. Alvin Bernard will address community residents surrounding the theme; ‘Then, Now and the Future’.The Community Center will host this event from 7:00pm on Tuesday.Again, the Community Center will be the venue for a Health Day from 8:00am and a Games Night from 6:00pm, on Wednesday, July 6th, and a Poetry and Dinner night from 7:00pm on Thursday, July 7th.Six young ladies will vie for the title of Miss Fete La Coudre at the Cadet Corps/JSP Grounds from 7:00pm on Friday, July 8th followed by a Swinging Stars Jam and Lapo Kabwit J’ouvert.Juesther Prentice, Winnie Morancie, Larissa Riviere, Illanna Jno Baptiste, Amika Cognette and Normana JnoBaptiste will make appearances in talent, spectacular wear and evening wear on Friday at the Miss Fete La Coudre Pageant.The week of activities will culminate with an Awards Ceremony at 5:00pm at the Community Center on Sunday, July 10th.A community-wide Carnival Blocko with Kubuli Big Truck will bring down the curtains on Fete La Coudre 2011.Dominica Vibes News Share Share Sharing is caring! EntertainmentLocalNews Fete La Coudre to kick off today! by: – July 3, 2011center_img Tweet 28 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more