It has been a busy month here in Newmarket Kitchen! We've seen an influx of new member inquiries, the kitchen seems busier then ever and Shane (NMK Founder) has been featured in not one but two publications, The Sunday Business Post and The Taste.
Its always great to be featured, both online and in print material. It validates the work being done and helps motivate the team to keep pushing on with the business. With the summer season coming to a close, we look forward to the months ahead as we try to fill the kitchen to capacity and add more value-added services for our members!
Sunday Business Post - Start-up gets small food producers into the kitchen
The Taste - The Secret to Food Startups - Top Tips From the Experts
Big thanks to Elaine O' Regan (SBP) and Alison Daly (The Taste) for the write ups.
Some food pairings are just meant to be, butter/mayo on a chicken fillet roll, apple pie and custard, peanut butter and jelly for the American folks out there. But how would you feel if I told you people are fusing burgers with sushi?
Yes, the culinary world has gone mad. Introducing the Burgushi
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Take Space to Set up a Food Business
Delighted to have Marie Claire Digby in with us last week. Amazing to think that less than 12 months ago Newmarket Kitchen was just an idea scribbled down on a piece of paper. If I was asked to give one piece of advice it would be to just go for it! There will never be a perfect time.
Following on from the success of their Baggot Street outlet, Chopped’s first franchise has opened at 109 Grafton Street. It seems that healthy eating has hit Ireland and is here to stay.
Chopped is going through massive expansion at the moment and is set to open a number of new premises in early 2016. With that come a lot of new jobs and more healthy food alternatives.
I like the Chopped brand and can see it going from strength to strength here in Dublin but I wonder how people outside the pale will take to the idea of a salad joint opening up next to their beloved Supermacs.
These days, it seems everywhere I look I am greeted with new healthy food offerings, gyms, juice companies and cookbooks by anyone who knows how to cut a carrot. Some people may think that this new health craze is a fad. I don't think so. How can living a healthier, fitter lifestyle be a fad. Young professionals these days are opting for healthy salads, juices and whole foods filled with fibre instead of the old sambo or chicken fillet roll.
People are now idolising their favourite celebrities and food brands on social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and more recently Snapchat. Hat tip to the lads over at Happy Pear in Greystones. Their daily Snapchat stories are strangely addictive to watch. I'm not sure if its their non-stop energy "KALEEE DUDESS", daily sunrise pics or regular handstands but the twins are giving a deadly insight in to their day to day hustle. I can see this trend continuing as more and more consumers follow their favourite brands, their back-story and the people at the helm.
What's on the cards for 2016