Making It Work: Start-up finds slice of the market with help from network

Rívesci’s vegetarian and vegan offering had only been trading for six months when lockdown stalled business

31st May, 2020
Making It Work: Start-up finds slice of the market with help from network
Declan Malone and Shannon Forrest, owners of Rívesci which started out as a caravan food stall at farmers markets but is now focused on selling its products to retail outlets

The support of Ireland’s tight-knit food sector helped one fledgling business to rewrite its future after the onset of the pandemic threatened to shut it down.

Rívesci had been trading for just six months when government restrictions in early March brought the business to a standstill.

The brainchild of chef Declan Malone and his fiancée Shannon Forrest, Rívesci had begun to build up steady trade serving gourmet vegetarian and vegan sandwiches...

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