Bangor Grammar School

Brain Food at BGS with Young Enterprise!

In January 2023, Year 13 Business Studies pupils at BGS took part in the annual Food and Drink Masterclass with Young Enterprise.

The boys found out a little of the background and the recent success stories from the NI food and drink and hospitality sectors. They saw examples and case studies of different career paths.

The main part of the process was the creation of a new food / drink product, which had to be in partnership with one of our most successful local brands: Moy Park, Genesis Crafty, Tayto, Dale Farm and Mash Direct.

It was a nice change of pace after the recent pressure of the mock examinations and served as a window into an oft-overlooked industry, which is both thriving and right on our doorstep!

None of the students had thought about careers in hospitality or food beforehand, so maybe it will serve as an inspiration for the several budding entrepreneurs in the group!

For the record, Tayto flavours dominated the various group projects, with ideas ranging from vegan ice cream cake to flavoured oven chips!

The winning idea was Tayto Direct, with Tayto flavours added to cooked products such as chips and mash.     My thanks as ever to Rebekah White of YENI for her expert delivery of the seminar.