As part of Kerry Entrepreneurship month , students at ITT Tralee get a chance to pitch their innovative ideas with a view to turning them into a successful business.
As a finalist, I came second with my business idea and I am thrilled.
I have been a chef in the beautiful picturesque Dingle for many years, and ran my own successful café in the town for many years prior to that.
I love cooking seafood and shellfish, and this is where I got my idea for my product – Blas Na Farraige Shellfish Stock.
My product is a beautiful stock made from the shells of crabs and prawns predominantly.
The waste shells are then returned to De Brun Iasc Teo who make compost from the shells .
My target market will be retail, restaurants and general public with the potential to export globally.
My business story is one of sustainability.
I would not have achieved this award without the support of my partner, my family, the lecturers at I.T Tralee and Breda O’ Dwyer CEED.
I cannot thank the college enough for the support I have received over the past 4 years .