QMYOU Alumni Magazine Issue 75 - Page 20

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Red hot chilli Fifers

THE KINGDOM OF FIFE is soon to turn into a hotbed for chilli growers as an enterprising company uses university expertise to develop a chilli farm and a range of gourmet chilli products . Chillilicious , a mother and daughter partnership , aims to establish a fully functioning chilli farm in the village of Ceres , which has the capacity to produce an exciting line of delicious chilli based foods .

Nicknamed the ‘ chilli bitches ’, mum , Patricia Galfskiy , and daughter , Stacey , set up Chillilicious in December 2010 . Over the last year , the two chilli lovers have been juggling their own full-time jobs whilst also creating their unique fusion of chilli food and art . Having developed a small specialist selection of high quality chilli chutneys and oatcakes , they have been combining their food range with an innovative and practical line of fused glass chilli themed art for use around the house .
Currently Chillilicious operates as a sole trader , but the mother and daughter combo is determined to establish their chilli business as a fully registered company selling an exciting range of fiery gourmet products sure to delight chilli

As specialists in food , nutrition , and nutritional analysis , QMU is well equipped to provide vital support to small and medium sized companies within the food and drink sector .

fans across Scotland . However , just like any young company , they need the right help to further expand their business .
Sheena Devlin , Innovation Manager at QMU , said : “ In this current climate , entrepreneurs need all the specialist help they can get to develop their ideas into sustainable businesses . Many companies are unaware that a wealth of expertise exists within Scottish universities . But with the right academic , research and business support , universities can help young companies achieve their business goals .”
She continued : “ As specialists in food , nutrition , and nutritional analysis , QMU is well equipped to provide vital support to small and medium sized companies within the food and drink sector .

20 QMYOU / Commercial Work

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