Tasty TY projects at eight local schools

Published 20/02/2016 | 00:00

EIGHT schools from County Wexford are taking part in 'The Future of Food', an initiative involving Bord Bia and The Taste Council of Ireland to engage Transition Year students with Ireland's artisan food industry.

Under the project, launched by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, last week, the students broaden their knowledge and understanding of the local, artisanal and speciality food sectors through practical insight and real-life experience, and so create and inspire the next generation of Irish food entrepreneurs and advocates.

They Wexford schools are Bridgetown Vocational College, Coláiste Abbain, Adamstown, Coláiste An Átha, Kilmuckridge, Coláiste Bride, Enniscorthy, Gorey Community School, Meanscoil Gharman, Enniscorthy, New Ross Vocational College and Our Lady Of Lourdes Secondary School, Rosbercon.

Participating schools will each partner with a local artisan producer, chef or food champion who will help budding student entrepreneurs and innovators to develop their own unique food product or to work with them on an existing product.

Wexford People

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