Celebrating its 8th year, the Local Enterprise Office’s ‘Taste Waterford’ lunch was a sell-out success and a suitable launch event for this year’s Harvest Festival.

Last Friday September 8th in the dining room of the Granville Hotel, Waterford diners celebrated and enjoyed the vast array of local and regional food. Speaking at the lunch was Councillor Cristiona Kiely, Deputy Metropolitan Mayor of Waterford City and County.

Business Advisor at the Local Enterprise Office Waterford, Jamie Whitty 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 brewers and bakers to coffee roasters and artisan producers, events such as the Harvest Festival and this magnificent Taste Waterford lunch are a great platform to showcase their wares to the region and further afield.”

The Local Enterprise Office offers support services for start-up and existing SMEs in Waterford City and County. For more information, please contact your Local Enterprise Office at 35 the Mall in Waterford City or the Civic Offices in Dungarvan.

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/. Alternatively, you can email info@leo.waterfordcouncil.ie.