Open Evening Aims To Give Gwynedd Food Businesses A Taste Of Success
Gwynedd food producers are being given the chance to learn more about a training hub that aims to offer the perfect recipe to cook up business success.
Cynnyrch Llŷn is a local food and produce project aimed at boosting the skills and confidence of local people on the Llŷn Peninsula. Through the project, which is run by community-owned company Cymydmaen Cyf, a bespoke kitchen pod called Egin Cegin is available for the development of food and produce businesses, as well as for cooking and food preparation training.
The project is staging an open evening from 5.30pm on Thursday 6 November at Canolfan Fenter Congl Meinciau, Botwnnog, where the public will be able to try local foods, get a taste of business opportunities and receive business advice. Drop-in business advice sessions will be held between 3pm and 6pm, while there will also be a number of competitions on the day, such as an Apprentice-style Ras Blas contest, where entrepreneurs could win £1,000 worth of support to develop their first product and to put it on the market.
Ceri Llwyd Brunelli, Secretary of Cymydmaen Cyf, said: “We are very proud of what Cynnyrch Llŷn is able to offer local people – it is somewhere to work on business ideas, develop produce and practice food preparation skills. Egin Cegin meets all food safety requirements and can provide an ideal foothold for those starting out in food production. Training is also available for new and existing producers including food hygiene, marketing, customer care, and branding.”
Councillor John Wynn Jones, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member for the Economy and Communities, added: “This is an excellent facility which can help local people get ahead in the food market. The Llŷn economy has always been heavily dependent on food production, but facilities and support such as those offered through Cynnyrch Llŷn adds a new dimension to the market.”
For further information contact Cymydmaen Cyf on 01758 770000.