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Early Bird Offer Extended for Food On The Edge 2019

Early Bird tickets for Food On The Edge 2019, with the special reduced-priced offer, will be available to purchase for a further month until the 31st of July. 

A two-day Early Bird Ticket for Food On The Edge 2019 costs €350, and includes admission and access to all talks and masterclasses on both days, lunches, and entertainment on both nights. The two-day programme of 15-minute talks, panel discussions, masterclasses and networking activity is taking place on the 21st and 22nd of October in the National University of Ireland, Galway. 

JP McMahon, founder and symposium director of Food On The Edge, said, This year we have a very exciting and diverse lineup with speakers who are committed to changing how we eat and cook our food, as well as how we think about the future of food. The topics up for discussion and debate are of particular importance. This year our theme is migration, with regards to how food travels and how that affects people’s perception of food, and we will also be carrying forward previous FOTE themes.” 

New speakers are being announced each week which add to the already  impressive line-up including cult chefs and stars of the Netflix series Chef’s Table, namely Brazil’s most influential chef Alex Atala of D.O.M, and New Zealand-born Ben Shewry of Attica restaurant. Columbian chef and winner of 2017 Best Female Chef in Latin America Leonor Espinosa of Leo Cocina y Cava will be attending as well as trailblazer Daniel Giusti, former head chef of Noma in Copenhagen, who set up Brigaid, a project which puts professional chefs into public schools to transform and rethink school food. 

Australian chef Mark Best of Bistro and Netflix fame from The Final Table; Prateek Sadhu of Masque, the number five ranked restaurant in Mumbai; British-Indian chef, presenter and food writer, Romy Gill of Romy’s Kitchen in Thornbury; Irish chef Derry Clarke of Michelin Star l’Ecrivain in Dublin; and Dalad Kambhu of Michelin Star Kin Dee in Berlin are just some of the ground-breaking chefs due to speak.

Other confirmed speakers are Alan Jenkins, editor of the Observer Food Monthly; Korean-born Danish chef Kristian Baumann of Michelin Star Restaurant 108 in Copenhagen; chef, cookbook writer and activist Sophia Hoffmann of Berlin’s Café Isla Coffee; ‘Contemporary’ pizza chef Denis Lovatel of Pizzeria Ezio in the mountains of Belluno; Brazilian chef Alberto Landgraf, of Oteque in Rio de Janeiro. New to the list are chef and humanitarian Selassie Atadika of Midunu in Accra, Ghana; Tom Brown of Cornerstone in Hackney and Great British Menu fame; and Josh Niland of Saint Peter restaurant and Fish Butchery retail outlet in Sydney.

The FOTE Ambassador Programme was launched last month. Six people who are changing the landscape of Irish food and exemplifying the FOTE ethos will be selected to be FOTE Ambassadors for 2019/2020. The Ambassadors will be invited to speak as a group at Food on The Edge 2019 on the work they are doing, as well as receiving a two-day ticket to the symposium and a profile on the FOTE website. 

Early Bird Tickets for Food On The Edge have been extended until the end of July at a reduced rate of €350, which includes admission and access to all talks and masterclasses on both days, lunches, and entertainment on both nights. Instalments plan payments are also available.

Gather & Gather will be a principal partner of the event again this year, and Fáilte Ireland have also joined as a principal partner for Food On The Edge 2019. San Pellegrino, who have been on board since day one, are returning as major sponsors along with new major sponsors, Galway Bay Brewery.

For more information on the symposium and for details on the FOTE Ambassador Programme see www.foodontheedge.ie. Check out @FoodOnTheEdge on social media and follow the official hashtag #FOTE2019 for regular updates.