Co-Founders Shannon Forrest and Michelin Star trained Chef, Declan Malone felt that opening a food truck in the off-peak season might be a little mad but it didn’t stop them. After spending many months researching and working on their menu offering they found there was a huge appetite for what they wanted to do. Successfully trading at Savour Kilkenny, Applefest Abbeyleix, Ballymaloe and Dunbrody House, Rívesci wished to set up a more permanent basis in Clonmel, and up until mid March 2020 traded at the Quay Car Park and Clonmel Farmer’s Market every week. During the first COVID-19 lockdown Rívesci pivoted their business to become full time condiment makers and for the time being, no longer appear at festivals or markets. This will change in the future so be sure to stay tuned!
2020 saw Rívesci off to a great start by being mentioned in the Irish Independent, The Irish Times and The Sunday Times had them listed as one of the best 30 sandwich spots in the country!
Rívesci are proud members of Guaranteed Irish and the Tipperary Food Producers Network, we encourage you to check out all of the other food producers that Tipperary has to offer. Also, if you are planning a trip to Tipperary anytime soon please check out Tipperary Tourism.
We hope you join us on this journey that we embark on and follow us on social media to see what we’re up to!
Did you know? – ‘Rívesci’ is a play on words whilst also paying homage to Shannon and Declan’s roots. ‘Rí’ is the Irish for King and Shannon’s first home in Clonmel was at King Street Flats. ‘vesci’ is the Latin for food and also acknowledges Declan’s hometown of Abbeyleix, Co.Laois as the ‘de Vesci’ family founded Abbeyleix many moons ago. It can also be recognised as ‘King of Food’, in Shannon & Declan’s eyes anyway!