A firm favourite on the culinary calendar, the West Waterford Festival of Food takes place from Friday, April 26th to Sunday, April 28th.With an impressive line up of workshops, markets and demos, Local Enterprise Office Waterford in its continuing support of food producers, is delighted to sponsor two exciting events throughout the weekend.On Friday, April 26th, renowned seafood chef and owner of the award-winning Fishy Fishy Restaurant & Cafe in Kinsale, Martin Shanahan, will prepare lunch using the finest fresh local seafood, showcasing the bounty of the area.
On Sunday, from 11am to 4pm Food the Waterford Way will give visitors to the festival the chance to not only meet with a whole host of food producers, but to chat with them about their amazing food experiences. There will be a series of free food demonstrations as producers and restaurateurs showcase the best of local produce.Richie Walsh, Head of Enterprise Local Enterprise Office Waterford emphasised the importance of supporting local food producers. “Food producers are the backbone of our community and it is crucial that we continue to back them.”
“Waterford has a wealth of daring and passionate people working day in, day out to keep the spotlight on good quality, fresh, and tasty food. From beer brewers and blaa bakers to coffee roasters and artisan producers, events such as the West Waterford Festival of Food are a great platform to showcase their wares to the region and further afield.”“In supporting these two great events we are delighted to lend our support the local producers who have put Waterford on the national and international food map.”
Local Enterprise Office Waterford provides access to a full range of business supports for start-up and established businesses within the food industry and programmes such as the Enterprising Food series and the Food Academy are an integral part of LEO’s business support services.
If your food business in pre-start, start-up or established business phase and would like to find out more about what business support services are available from LEO Waterford visit www.localenterprise.ie/Waterford/