When well-travelled Emi Takakura returned to Ireland having tasted and tested her way across the food cultures of cities including Tokyo, Shanghai and New York, the ambitious entrepreneur set her sights on making her own definitive mark on the culinary scene here.
Following on from the launch of Spoond, the award-winning artisan hot chocolate start-up she launched just two years ago, the Dublin woman is now focusing on developing a fresh, healthy take on frozen pizzas. Her new venture, Slice of Life, is set to deliver nourishing, high protein pizzas providing two of the recommended five a day, weighing in on average at 550 kcal for a generous 10 inches.
The company is one of seven enterprises, including Zingibeer, Cream of The Crop, and Naked Bakes, which have recently garnered the support of the accelerator Food Works programme run by Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland, and Teagasc.
These Irish food and drink brands are very much rated as ‘ones to watch’, and we’re looking forward to making room in the freezer for Slice of Life when it launches in the coming months.
Words: Martina Murray