Lovin’ from the Oven – Winner of Dublin City Council Enterprise Award 2023

20th March 2023

Posted In: Newsflash

Dublin City Centre based company; Lovin’ from the Oven is the winner of the Dublin City Council Enterprise Award 2023. The prize involves a €5,000 investment in the company and sees it advance to the National Enterprise Award 2023 ceremony, which takes place on 1st June 2023 in The Round Room, The Mansion House, Dublin 2.

Speaking at the ceremony Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy said, “I want to congratulate Lovin’ from the Oven on being the winner of the Dublin City Council Enterprise Award this year and wish them all the best representing Dublin City in the National Awards Ceremony.

Establishing a business takes courage and sustaining it takes resilience. Hundreds of small businesses provide employment in Dublin, enhancing our communities. Small business is the backbone to the vibrancy and economic prosperity of Dublin City.”

Caryna Camerino is the entrepreneur behind Lovin’ from the Oven limited.  Her company provides high quality delicious cakes and bakery products for supply to wholesale and corporate clients. Trading since 2011, it is located in Terenure Enterprise Centre and employs 7 staff. The business supplies a diverse range of products that includes cakes, brownies, and cookies, to over 32 independently owned cafes and restaurants across Dublin city.

Building on its success the team behind Lovin’ from the Oven is expanding its wholesale product offering with the recent launch of a new range of frozen goods that will also include a range of delicious breakfast time treats.

Besides the frozen range being a great addition to their wholesale customer product mix, it also helps to control food waste as the products can be baked onsite and on demand. The aroma of handmade freshly baked products whilst ordering a favourite coffee is an added bonus to the customer experience of the independently owned coffee shops that Lovin in the Oven supply.

With this new frozen range, Lovin’ from the Oven believes there is great potential for their company to distribute nationally and to export which will grow the business further.

Greg Swift Head of Enterprise with Dublin City Local Enterprise Office said, “We are delighted that Lovin’ from the Oven will represent Dublin City Enterprise going forward to the National Awards. It was fantastic to see so many great small local businesses applying and I wish Caryna and the team from Lovin’ from the Oven the best of luck in the national competition in June.”

Accepting the Award, Caryna Camerino, founder of Lovin’ from the Oven said, “I am so proud that my business was selected to represent Dublin City in the National enterprise Awards.

Opportunities like this inspire me to continue striving for growth and helps me, my bakery and my team flourish.”

At the National Enterprise Awards Lovin’ from the Oven will be competing against 30 other finalists from every local authority area across the country for a share of the €50,000 prize fund. The overall winner receives a cash prize of €10,000, with category prizes of €5,000 and eight regional awards of €2,000.

Pictured: (l-r): Caryna Camerino, Lovin’ from the Oven; Greg Swift, Head of Enterprise with Dublin City Local Enterprise Office; and Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy. Image: Conor McCabe Photography.