Café Rhapsody/Gourmet Empire
Café Rhapsody is based in Bawnogue Enterprise Park in Clondalkin and is run by Alexi and Svetlana Nicolenco. This husband and wife team are naturalised Irish Citizens of Moldavian extraction. They are well-educated with a background in catering. Their objective was “to enable them to leave welfare support and grow a reputable and successful business”. The business originally started as a specialist manufacturer of high quality cakes to the wholesale trade and also to order to the corporate and personal markets, and has developed into a full service café and outsource catering service. Svetlana is the head chef.
They were originally located in Blanchardstown and moved to a new premises in Bawnogue Enterprise Park to expand the business. In accordance with demand, they now provide breakfast and lunch menus. They currently employ 5 people (4 full-time/1 part-time)and are looking at the possibility of developing an upstairs function room in the near future.www.caferhapsodyireland.com