Food & Beverages
Roughly 8 years ago a group of African and European entrepreneurs launched Moyee Coffee. Their ambition was to reimagine the coffee industry and share more of the value from coffee with coffee growing countries. They called this model FairChain.
They set up Moyee’s first roastery in Addis Ababa, established partnerships with coffee communities in the Jimma region and began to develop a roadmap for a living income for coffee farmers which could also protect and rejuvenate the wildlife habitats of the coffee belt.
In 2016, Irish social entrepreneurs, Shane Reilly and Killian Stokes, discovering the great taste and ambition of Moyee established an outpost in Dublin to bring FairChain coffee to offices, shops and homes across the UK and Ireland.
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Our Table is a social enterprise which aims at creating a connected and inclusive community through food. We develop people’s existing culinary skills in a professional setting, in order to give them the confidence, support, and practical experience necessary to start their own food businesses or gain employment in other organisations.
Our Table aims to create nurturing and empathic spaces where people can gain skills, are paid a wage and can gain knowledge of the Irish food industry. It is a non-profit, non-demoninational organisation that aims to build an awareness of food in multicultural Ireland and to highlight that the current system of Direct Provision is deeply flawed.
We at Our Table find the system abhorrent and want to help to end it. We aim to build an greater awareness of direct provision within the wider Irish public and to induce a sense of anger within them. We create spaces where information is shared and obtained, and want to open conversations with political leaders.
→PHASE 1: BUILD AWARENESS ABOUT DIRECT PROVISION
In early-mid 2016, we ran a series of pop-up activities aimed at generating awareness about conditions within the Direct Provision system.
→PHASE 2: CREATE EMPLOYMENT THROUGH FOOD
Opening in October 2016, our pop-up café in Project Arts Centre will operate as a non-profit organisation which provides training and work experience, creating employment opportunities for people, leaving the confidence-stripping, disempowering asylum system, as well the wider migrant community.
In 2017, we hope to find an affordable permanent venue for an Our Table café.
The aim is both to shine a light on the unacceptable direct provision system and to help ex residents to gain some work experience and refresh their skills. In addition to this, Our Table is building up a network of food businesses who are willing to support the project in many different ways
→PHASE 3: THE FUTURE
In the long term, we hope to create a kitchen that is a training space where food from various communities is celebrated and enjoyed. We also plan to set up a garden that supplies the café and provides training.
Finally, we will build a template for further projects.
Priory Brewing is an award-winning hand-crafted microbrewery based in Tallaght, South Dublin County. It is also Ireland’s first social enterprise brewery, with all profits re-invested into local enterprise development and jobs.
Tallaght, in South Dublin, has a proud heritage as one of Ireland’s most important medieval monastic centres. On the same site, now known locally as the Priory, the Archbishop of Dublin established a summer palace, incorporating a small brewery and hop garden. Now 250 years later, Priory Brewing is again producing hand-crafted local beer in the heart of Tallaght village. Moreover, Priory Brewing is a social enterprise with all profits being re-invested in local economic development and jobs.
The head brewer in Priory Brewing is Sebastian Kondol, a native of Poland but now living in Tallaght. He has won medals at National Brewing Championships over the years. Priory Brewing is based in Tallaght Enterprise Centre on Main Road in Tallaght Village where they have built their brand new brewery.
Proudly Made in Africa is an Irish charity promoting Africa’s world-class products globally. We strive to promote ‘trade not aid’ messaging in everything we do and emphasise that creating sustainable African jobs is the best solution to African poverty. Proudly Made in Africa source the most exciting retail-ready products from producers all across Africa. Whether it’s a small start-up, community cooperatives or medium sized business, Proudly Made in Africa supports its producers to meet international standards and export globally. Through education programmes and workshops Proudly Made in Africa raises awareness of the role of value-added trade in poverty reduction and sustainable job creation in Africa.
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These innovative African businesses not only produce organic, fairly traded, environmentally friendly, award winning products but also support female empowerment in Nairobi Kenya and Tanzania, add value to improve livelihoods working towards living income and are leading habitat conservation efforts of the famous mountain gorilla.
PMIA supports, connects, and promotes these African businesses and now sells their products through the online store. Shop everything from organic teas, spices and cocoa beans to handmade soft toys, natural soaps, vegan certified and Great Taste Award-winning chocolate and the world’s first Fair Chain coffee.
A non-profit community enterprise delivering Professional Chef Training and a Food Enterprise incubation facility in Thomastown, County Kilkenny.
The School of Food has been developed in the former Boys’ National School in Thomastown, County Kilkenny, a site associated with education for almost 100 years.
The renovation of the old school building and its 2 acres of land is the focal point for this culinary school. The building has been renovated to include state-of-the-art training kitchens.
The School of Food was officially opened on January 15th, 2015 by Minister for Food and Rural Affairs, Ann Phelan TD and Steven Lamb, Head of Brand, River Cottage UK.
At the School of Food, we believe all food education should be affordable, accessible and sustainable. The School of Food has evolved to provide specialist and leisure food training. It also provides making-space for new and emerging food producers and it links its garden with its kitchens.We support our local food producers and use produce from our own school gardens wherever possible. We also encourage our students to participate in local events and take time to immerse themselves in Thomastown’s vibrant community.