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How the Diploma in Speciality Food Production helped Stephen Vaughan, White Rabbit, expand his business

27 Jun 2022
Credit:, Denis Minihane

Stephen and Sarah Vaughan run the very successful White Rabbit Bar and BBQ on MacCurtain Street, in Cork city.

Stephen explains how they had the sauces, but never really did anything with them. In 2020, he submitted an application for the sauces to Aldi and got turned down. But then he realised, even before he got turned down, how woefully unprepared as a producer he was. He went back to college for a year to study Speciality Food Production at UCC, learned a lot, resubmitted to Aldi in 2021 and they accepted two sauces.”

Kate Ryan of the Echolive published his story on 21 June 22 - read all about it here

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