Wexford Food Family is excited to look forward to our annual food summit 2020 at a date to be announced – but for now we’re happy to remind you and look at back at our event last year which took place in Wells House & Gardens.
This important food industry event was focused on providing practical learnings and inspiration to people involved in the food business at all stages – start up, growth and expansion as well as retailers, restaurateurs, hoteliers and caterers from across the South East Region.
Delegates at the conference heard from three successful Wexford food businesses, all members of the Wexford Food Family who generously agreed to share their stories for the benefit of others starting or growing their own food brands. They were – Irish Country Meats, Atlantis Seafoods and Regan Organic Farm.
Tara McCarthy,CEO of Bord Bia delivered the key note speech under the theme “Collaboration in Food Business – Creative Ways to Grow Together”.
Colin Jephson, Managing Director of the multi award winning Ardkeen Quality Food Store in Waterford, also shared his valuable insights and perspectives.
Andrea Molloy, chair of the Wexford Food Family and co-owner of Drew Fox Brewing commented “The Wexford Food Family is all about sharing knowledge and experiences to help each other grow. This seminar brings that to life for all. As a region, we need to work together to make our food economy sustainable, to compete effectively against imports and to help our food brands into the export market. This event is a must for anyone involved in the food industry in the South East.”
The Wexford Food Family South East Food Summit is an event developed by the Wexford Food Family, a not for profit network of food producers in Country Wexford dedicated to growing the county’s food industry. New members are always welcome – see www.wexfordfoodfamily.com or call Paula on 086 1294859.
The event was supported by Wexford County Council with supporting sponsorship from Wrights Insurance Brokers.
We are looking forward to announcing 2020 speakers and promoting this years event – watch this space!