Kilbeggan handmade chocolate ltd was founded in 2014. The business imports cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic and processes them into chocolate bars and truffles. In early 2015, I was accepted into the Food Academy and granted 7 Supervalu stores in Longford and Westmeath, which has since grown to 80 stores nationwide.
Due to growing demand, I have employed 2 full time employees and have also invested heavily in modern machinery to speed up production of my chocolate to keep stores supplied.
Without the Food Academy, I would not be in the position I am in today. In the future, I hope to build a factory in Kilbeggan to keep up with the growing demand, and provide employment in the area.