A CORK Transition Year teen has started a booming baking mix business during Covid-19 lockdown – stocking his products in supermarkets across the country.

Tim O’Driscoll, 16, used his spare time after schools closed to launch a new food company, which provides consumers with a cost-effective, easy and fun way to bake delicious homemade recipes -from brown bread to chocolate cupcakes and more.

Based in Skibbereen, West Cork, the concept for Fastnet Foods grew originally from a school Home Economics project when the enterprising teen spotted both the cost and potential waste when buying ingredients for baking recipes.

Tim began working on the business during school holidays and in his free time, he conducted market research, tested recipes and engaged with the authorities in relation to health and safety regarding food produce.


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