Supporting a food system that nourishes people & planet
Specialised Project Management & Consultancy across the Food sector & beyond

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egg&chicken is a unique agency offering specialised project management, research, consultancy, facilitation, training & more in the areas of food & farming, food tourism & hospitality, food policy and food education.
Our services are available to food businesses, farmers and food producers as well as organisations, events, institutes, NGOs, Community Groups, government, and corporates involved in the area of food & farming, food tourism & hospitality, food policy and food education or wishing to develop policies or projects in these areas.

Feasibility Studies - Concept Development – Business plans & Start-ups – Strategy & Planning – Business Development - Policy Development & Policy Writing – Content Writing - Event Management – Funding Applications – Sponsorship Proposals – Training - Facilitation - Research

Food Policy - Food businesses – Start-ups – Farm diversification – Food/Agri Tourism – Food Events, Conferences, Festivals - Hospitality/Restaurant sector – Culinary/Gastronomy – Food Education - Rural Development – Community Projects – Non-Profit sector.

Consulting - Policy Development & Policy Writing - Strategy & Planning - Facilitation & Training - Moderation/Chairing - Speaking

Food on the Edge - Chef Network - IOA (Irish Organic Association) - Failte Ireland - OPW - Galway, European Region of Gastronomy - NOTS (National Organic Training Skillnet) - Galway County Council - Galway Local Enterprise office - Meath Local Enterprise Office - IFSA - Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance - Castlemine Farm - The Friendly Farmer - Beechlawn Organic Farm - Cuinneog - Gannet Fishmongers - What's for Pudding? - Boyne Valley Food Series - Athlone River Festival & Food Village - Natural Milk Company - New Frontiers 

We work on Food, Farming, Hospitality & Tourism projects that help to achieve our long term vision to:

- better connect food producers & consumers

- promote a fairer, more sustainable food system

- educate about food and build a stronger healthier food culture

- promote cooking & farming skills

Ruth Hegarty - Agency Director 


egg&chicken is led by Ruth Hegarty, who has over 15 years unique experience in the Irish artisan food & restaurant industry, as well as in food policy at national and European level. Ruth worked for 11 years as Secretary-General of the Irish branch of European chefs group Euro-Toques, which promotes quality food production & local food sourcing. Previously she worked with start-ups on business plans and feasibility studies through Griffith College Dublin. She holds a Masters in European Economic & Public Affairs, with a thesis on ‘EU Food Quality Policy: Protecting Europe’s Traditional & Speciality Foods’.