The year of 2023

Taste Waterford achievements 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, we’d like to say a massive thank you to the food and drink community, members, retail, hospitality, stakeholders, producers, chefs and growers – all those who helped and supported the food and drink story in Co. Waterford.

We’ve had an incredible year showcasing what makes Co. Waterford so special with food and drink.

We wanted to share with you our key achievements working together during 2023:

  • Held and attended 9 networking events.
  • Ran 3 workshops with award-winning trainers.
  • Launched the Mountain Splendour Taste Tour and Coastal Discovery Taste Trail.
  • Held food demos, chats and tastings at 3 key food festivals.
  • 3 new members joined.
  • Connected with thousands of foodies on social media – followers increased by average of 12%.
  • Published 31 blog posts.
  • Achieved PR coverage across the region.
  • Sent 22 foodie and member newsletters.
  • Launched an online Christmas Foodie Guide.
  • And finally – Taste Waterford won the Visit Waterford award with the West Waterford Festival of Food at the Waterford Business Awards 2023!

And we’re already underway with exciting plans for 2024.

Thank you to our supporting partners: Waterford City & County Council, LEO Waterford, Waterford Leader Partnership, and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (RIDF).

Taste Waterford - thanks to our supporting partners

So have a very happy Christmas, an amazing 2024, and we can’t wait to connect with you again to taste Waterford’s food and drink!