Winner of the inaugural Love Irish Food Bursary 2022 announced – Love Irish Food

Winner of the inaugural Love Irish Food Bursary 2022 announced

Zingibeer wins €4,000 award

Love Irish Food has announced the winner of the inaugural Love Irish Food Blas na hÉireann Bursary 2022. Zingibeer, Ireland’s first and only Ginger Beer, was awarded the €4,000 prize, today (Friday, 30 September) at the Blas na hÉireann food awards.

The Bursary will encompass a one-year free membership to Love Irish Food together with a double page spread profiling the winning brand in leading Trade magazine Checkout.

Zingibeer is the latest brand to become a member of Love Irish Food whose brands employ over 12,000 people in the food, drink and support industries, throughout the Republic of Ireland. 

Love Irish Food launched the Bursary award earlier this year with Blas na hÉireann to help promote new and emerging Irish produced brands.

Commenting on the winner of the bursary award, Kieran Rumley, Executive Director, Love Irish Food said: “At a time of great challenge for Irish SME food brands, Love Irish Food is delighted to present this award and to welcome a new member brand into the association. As a new member, Zingibeer will share the many advantages of Love Irish Food membership in joining with over 100 other Irish produced food and drink brands. By partnering with Blas an hÉireann to create this Bursary award, we hope to bring opportunities to new and emerging brands.”

Artie Clifford, Chairperson of Blas na hÉireann, the Irish Food Awards said: “We are delighted that Zingibeer has been awarded the Love Irish Food Bursary, Rachel is a fantastic new addition to the Blas family and we’re chuffed for her that all her hard work continues to pay off.  We look forward to seeing how Zingibeer use this bursary and wish Rachel the very best of luck.”