Mark Grogan started in the business supplying chicken breading and coating to Food Service companies. It was here he spotted an opportunity to develop a quality gravy, with enhanced flavours. Having carefully tweaked and refined his recipe, Mark realised that the finished product would also have appeal for the retail market.
His company is based in Clondalkin, with a manufacturing facility outside Dundalk. Mark heard of the work that SuperValu was doing through Food Academy and realised it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce his product to a retail audience.
He enrolled and immediately found the programme helped him develop the focus, direction and discipline he needed to succeed. In particular, the regular workshops helped develop his concept until it was ready for market.
Mark is proud that his Irish product can compete in a crowded market sector, and is confident that as he extends the range, it will create permanent jobs in local communities.