The Cavan Food Strategy was commissioned by Cavan County Council in the summer of 2016. Over the last two decades, a strong, diverse and vibrant food business community has started to emerge in County Cavan. There are now over 50 food production and 100 food service businesses based in the County Cavan food sector, between them, employing more than 1,500 people locally.
This vibrancy of the Cavan food sector motivated the launch of the very successful ‘Taste Of Cavan’ annual food festival, which attracts in excess of 25,000 visitors every August. This strategy aims to build upon such individual events to support the ongoing emergence of a strong culture of innovation and entrepreneurship among food companies in County Cavan and to further support and nurture this important sector of the Cavan economy.
Through the implementation of this food strategy, supported by a new food co-ordinator in 2018, it is hoped to support, promote and develop local food businesses and raise the profile of County Cavan as a ‘home of great food’.