Food business supports

Chef Business Toolkit

With the aim of helping tourism businesses become more efficient, Fáilte Ireland has developed the Chef Business Toolkit, a practical, step-by-step guide that demonstrates how chefs can achieve real savings in the kitchen.
This in-depth, four-part series contains a suite of concise action plans, easy-to-use downloadable business tools, and practical advice from leading chefs which will help you become more efficient in four key areas of food operations.

Networks & Cluster

We have 30 active food and drink-based networks as part of the Taste the Island programme. Each network has been assessed as a collaborative working group by Fáilte Ireland. We are working to ensure there is ongoing support for each individual network so they can continuously develop their collaborations and tourist experiences.

We provide training to cover utilising online and social media, creating and enhancing experiences for visitors, lengthening the tourist season, increasing bed nights and making experiences bookable and buyable online.

If you are interested in finding out more about networks/cluster support please contact

Pubs Development Programme

Ireland has over 8,000 pubs, making them a key part of the Taste the Island campaign. While Irish pubs are world-renowned for serving fantastic Irish brews, many are now also serving great Irish food. We are working with the VFI and LVA representative bodies to ensure that pubs have the option to offer simple Irish dishes as part of the Taste the Island campaign.

Training mornings on easy food assembly and menu creation will be taking place in 2020, dates to be announced soon – register your pub now at