“My Kitchen Journey: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”
Andy McFadden at Food On The Edge 2023
Andy McFadden will join the outstanding line-up of speakers for Storytelling at Food On The Edge 2023, speaking about his life in professional kitchens
Food On The Edge is a two-day symposium of talks and masterclasses which boldly discuss topics that are both thought-provoking, honest, sometimes controversial and always inspiring. The two-day event is held in Airfield Estate in Dundrum this year October 16th and 17th.
Glovers Alley’s Andy McFadden started his career in kitchens at just 14. He graduated top of his class from Tallaght Institute of Technology. He continued to advance his career with a move to London. Andy worked in the high-profile kitchens of L’Autre Pied and Pied á Terre as Head Chef whose Michelin stars he successfully retained. He was the youngest chef in London to hold a Michelin star. In 2017, fresh from this stellar career in London, Andy returned home to Dublin to partner on Glovers Alley Andy McFadden.
The theme for 2023 Food On The Edge is Storytelling. Andy will speak in a frank and intimate conversation with Ruth Hegarty, food policy consultant, on his story both professional and personal in a talk titled “My Kitchen Journey: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’. He’ll speak about how high-intensity kitchens were run, how the culture in kitchens has changed, how he dealt with the stress of a high-profile new restaurant opening, mistakes that were made, media fall-outs, how he fought his demons and the reality of running a modern-day Michelin star restaurant and how small changes have big impacts. This is a conversation not to be missed.
Andy will join a stellar line-up of storytelling speakers which includes Elena Reygadas who was recently named World’s Best Female Chef by The World’s 50 Best Restaurant 2023 Awards. Fatmata Binta who was born and raised in Freetown, Sierra Leone, to first-generation Sierra Leonean Fulanis of Guinean descent. She was recently awarded the Basque Culinary Prize for exploring West African cuisine’s diaspora through her innovative ‘Dine on a Mat’ experience and setting up the Fulani Kitchen Foundation for women and girls. Returning to FOTE is Andoni Luis Aduriz, who was recently awarded the Icon Award 2023 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurant 2023 Awards, known to be a rebel in the kitchen due to his focus on culinary evolution and an interdisciplinary approach. Plus many more stories from inspirational speakers who are changing what we eat, and how we eat.
Food On The Edge 2023 tickets are on sale now for €275, which includes two-day access to all speaker talks, lunches, evening entertainment and a ticket to the wrap party. Tickets can be purchased via www.foodontheedge.ie