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

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egg&chicken food projects & consulting works on a variety of projects across the food sector with an overall vision of promoting a fairer more equitable food system which provides viable livelihoods for small-scale farmers and producers and nourishes people, communities, and the planet.

We work on projects that promote food citizenship, food sovereignty, sustainable practices throughout the food supply chain, sustainable local food economies, and access to good food for all.

Our activities include:

·         working directly with food producers to help them to develop viable businesses through supporting or advising on business   planning and development,  diversification projects, funding applications, marketing and more

·         projects which influence or shape food policy

·         promoting food education, working on food education initiatives

·         supporting and working with events, initiatives, community groups, and bodies whose work supports our vision

We are looking to recruit an intern who shares this vision and who is enthusiastic about learning more, being part of this food community, and working hard towards this vision. The work will be varied depending on the clients and projects, and will provide lots of opportunity to learn about the food sector and food policy in Ireland.

The Intern will be tasked with assisting in:

-         Project research

-         Report Writing

-         Creating presentations

-         Social Media

-         General Admin

-         Assisting the agency director as required

The Intern should have:

-         A relevant third level qualification

-         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

-         Good writing and language skills

-         Ability to carry out efficient research and analysis and report findings

-         A good standard of computing skills

The intern should be:

-         Eager to learn and make a positive contribution

-         Resourceful and highly motivated


-         Social media experience/skills

-         Graphic skills/good eye for design

-         Knowledge/experience of food sector

 Please send a CV and expression of interest, outlining why you are a good candidate for this position and what you can bring to the job, what you would like to gain from it, and any relevant knowledge, skills, experience or characteristics you have that make you the right person for this opportunity.

This will be a paid entry level position, based on our lovely office in Galway city centre.

Applications to  by Friday 17 May. 


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’.