Blackwater Garden Centre Café – Business of Food

Anne Mc Kenna made the decision to attend the 10 day Business of Food course at the Ballymaloe Cookery School 48 hours before it began. Anne had already started the reconstruction phase of a building in the family garden centre at Blackwater outside Youghal in Co. Cork. Anne attended the course to gain knowledge and skills relating to the operations of her planned cafe.


Anne has since transformed a dark space in the centre of the family garden centre at Blackwater  into the gorgeous Good Food Cafe with stunning views over Youghal bay. Anne is also serving the highest quality food, most of which is locally sourced. The cafe provides a haven for customers of the lovely garden centre and regularly holds events such as Basket Weaving, Childrens Workshops and Pop Up Dinners with Guest Chefs such as the recent Persian Supper Club.


Anne had this to say on finishing the course in December 2014.
‘Superb, a must do course. I am going to recommend this to everyone I know in the industry’.

We wish Anne the very best of luck and will be back soon to sit in that lovely window.