Dr Protein was set up in Dunshaughlin by an exercise nut called Gar and his health conscious wife Ger who saw a gap in the market for a range of convenient high protein savoury foods.
Their first product, a delicious mix of beans, nuts and seeds, is an easy and tasty way of adding protein to any meal. They come in three great flavours - Cayenne Pepper, Cumin & Turmeric and Original, and contain only natural ingredients. All their beans are soaked in water to enhance digestablity and are cooked in a rich mix of herbs and spices with the nuts and seeds being added in their natural unsalted state.
Gar works as a graphic designer for an IT company and has photography and filmmaking skills which have enabled him to produce a strong brand closely tailored to their customer's needs.
Ger's experience as both a travel agent and spa therapist has made her ideal for building a strong base for customer satisfaction, including in store tastings with a complete PR presence.
They have also recently launched a food branding company called www.ZuVisual.com which ensures they always have their fingers on the pulse of the food industry.
Gar's interest in health and exercise stems from his love for powerlifting which he began in his teens. Both his mother and sister are qualified nutritionists, his sister has also completed the Ballymaloe cookery training course and his father has many years experience growing vegetables in his allotment.
When Ger was eager to get back in shape after having their third child she consulted with Gar's mother & sister and began to follow a high protein approach. She succeeded in losing over 3 stone. It was through this experience and a need for an easy way to maintain this approach that spurned them on to develop Dr Protein.
Gar & Ger applied for Supervalu's Food Academy programme which they began in March 2016. They benefited greatly from the thorough information they were given by its excellent tutors in all areas of starting up a food business. They found the one on one mentoring sessions particularly beneficial which provided them with a unique chance for individual advice and guidance.
Their primary goals include the sourcing of quality ingredients from Irish owned companies and high customer satisfaction standards. Dr Protein wants each and every one of their customers to achieve their health and exercise goals.