De Roiste Foods was founded in March 2012 by Jimmy Allen and his son Declan. Jimmy was a plumber by trade, while Declan worked as a butcher along side his Uncle Sean in the De Roiste shop based in Ballyvourney, Co. Cork. We use our family recipe to make our delicious black and white pudding, that is now loved by the nation. In order to get our products on the shelf, we needed a helping hand. We found this in SuperValu who were launching the Food Academy for the first time. Throughout the workshops we attended, we saw what was needed to build a thriving business. Without the help from the Food Academy and SuperValu we simply wouldn't be in business. With help from the workshops we got our products into 5 SuperValu stores and with steady growth and support we are now proud to say our puddings are available nationwide. We started in March with just ourselves employed but we are thrilled to now say we have 13 staff, both full and part time. With our continued success we are hoping to build our own factory and increase employment in our area.