Posted: 28/11/2016

Food innovation centre opens in Northern Ireland

Foodovation centre, Derry
Brian McDermott, manager of the new Foodovation centre in Derry with chef Neven Maguire.

A new centre to assist the development of new food products and help nurture small businesses has opened in Derry, Northern Ireland.

The Foodovation research and development centre is based at the North West Regional College of Further Education in Derry city, and contains a food science lab, development and production kitchens, a photography and videography studio, and a barista coffee training school.

Developed as a one-stop-shop for current and aspiring food producers, Foodovation has already become the new workplace for stock maker Carol Banham, and has helped launch Northern Ireland’s first chorizo producer.

College Principal Leo Murphy said the college is committed to investing its resources to support the food and hospitality sector, helping small businesses to develop new product ideas, create employment opportunities, and support economic growth across the region.


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