Having become a new mum for the second time, Irene started looking for a healthy alternative to her own home cooking in the supermarket, but found she wouldn’t eat the options herself. In her own words “I kept saying if I wouldn’t eat this why would I feed it to my baby?”
Irene found it very frustrating and near to impossible to find a healthy alternative to home cooking when she needed it. All she could find was heavily processed long shelf life pouches and jars which didn’t look or taste anything like the baby food she was cooking at home, and so the idea for Pip & Pear Chilled Baby Food was born.
In the Summer of 2014 Irene began testing out batches in the kitchen of her restaurant No9 Barronstrand St. When the doors were closed, Irene worked tirelessly into the night to develop the best baby food for little tums in Ireland. Before long, Irene had created a dedicated Baby Food Menu and people travelled from all across the South East to stock up on her tasty dishes!