About Taste 4 Success Skillnet

The Taste 4 Success Skillnet represents a significant, innovative and strategic collaboration between a growing number of member companies across a number of specific food and beverage sub-sectors, such as production, processing, artisan and services.

Companies in each of the respective sectors range from micro indigenous artisan producers to large international conglomerates. The strategic collaboration in the network has provided increased efficiencies for a number of different cluster groups as well as manufacturing and processing companies linked either by supply chain and/or geography.

The Taste 4 Success Skillnet started out with a small group of 16 companies in 2008 based in the north west of Ireland, and since then it has grown its membership to over 500 active members across a national base.

The network has grown substantially and it’s membership involves micro food, sea and beverage (including mini breweries) producers, suppliers and those involved in food service. A number of members are larger indigenous and multinational food manufacturers and processors and their presence is vital in the network to enable sharing of expensive training programmes and to give support, impetus and trainee numbers in order to run cost effective and localised training for some and micro members.

To become a member of the network (free membership) click here to find out more.

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Skills Connect - Training for people seeking Employment

Taste 4 Success Skillnet supports the workforce development needs of businesses within the food, agri-food, seafood and beverage sectors.

We offer a small number/selection of industry-led and fully funded programmes for people who are not in employment, subject to eligibility criteria and the availability of places.

If you are currently not in employment and wish to upskill or reskill, please contact us for further details.


“We are now supporting 9 jobs directly, with additional capital spend locally for ingredients, transport, packaging and

advertising. We support our local community which is so important to rural development. We will continue to be strong supporters of Taste4Success Skillnet, now and in the future”
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Gordon Lucey

Director – 9 White Deer Brewery

“It is through the work of the Taste4Success Skillnet, that we have been able to collaborate and maximize the

combined value of expertise across the sectors, to ensure we support our members, both large and small, indigenous and multinational, to train ourselves, our employees and continue to be drivers in creating employment and business for Ireland Inc.”
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Michael Slevin

HR Director - Rosderra Irish Meats

“Working with Taste 4 Success has enabled us to increase the amount of training and

education we are providing for our retailers and their staff. It has also helped us to reduce the cost – this is crucial as cost in many cases has been a probiting factor in retailers availing of the learning opportunities we are providing for them”
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Anne Rigney

Head of Retailer Learning & Development - Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland Ltd, SuperValu & Centra