Not just an event – it’s a movement
The phenomenal success of Food On The Edge held in Galway last October is set to return this year with more international thought leaders in the world of food.
Following on for the huge success of the inaugural Food on the Edge symposium in 2015, a stellar lineup of speakers has already been announced for 2016. Last year’s event held in Eyre Square in the heart of Galway city in October, saw 40 of the best international chefs attend The Food On The Edge symposium listened to intently by over 350 people on each day. Audience members included food enthusiasts, chefs, restaurateurs and some of Ireland’s biggest names including Darina Allen, Dylan McGrath, Neven Maguire and a host of others who cited it as an unmissable and inspirational food learning event for anyone interested in food and how we eat. Sally and John McKenna of The McKenna Guides awarded Food On The Edge with Food Event of The Year 2015.
JP says that the inaugural Food on the Edge 2015 surpassed all his expectations, and “it was an incredible almost surreal experience. Each chef was given the opportunity to deliver topics that centred on the future of food – they discussed their ideas, shared their fears, their dreams, their dreads and regrets from their careers. There was a core theme, however, which resonated strongly across the two days and that was ‘responsibility’. Responsibility in the way we source food, waste food, fish for food and supply food was passionately debated”.
JP says that the speakers are chosen for their passion, drive, and their ability to inspire chefs around the world. “They are leaders that we look up to for inspiration. It is important for us to create a sense of continuity. Rather than only invite new chefs to discuss the future of food, each year a number of past speakers will return to reflect on their previous presentation and assess the change or development of their thought and practice”. The exciting line-up continuing to build. More speakers are included this year with a new addition of Expert Panel Discussions. Speakers already confirmed for this year’s Food on the Edge include Daniel Burns, currently “one of the hottest chefs in New York city” who owns Luksus; Shaun Hill, who owns the renowned Michelin Star restaurant The Walnut Tree in Wales and Tim Hollingsworth who recently opened the three star Michelin restaurant Otium in Los Angeles.
The exciting and prolific Massimo Bottura, the Italian restaurateur and chef patron of Osteria Francescana, a three-Michelin-star restaurant based in Modena, Italy will also be speaking and giving a presentation on the future of food.
The two day event will take place again in Galway City, ticket price includes lunch on both days, entry to Monday night party where audience gets to meet and mingle with speakers. Early bird tickets available until July proced at €350, normal price €400 are Selling out fast at www.foodontheedge.ie Full List of Confirmed Food On The Edge Speakers for 2016:http://www.foodontheedge.ie/speakers.html with many more being confirmed. Food On The Edge is supported by Failte Ireland, Galway County Council, Galway City Council, Fine Dining Lovers, La Rousse Foods, Bord Bia, Tourism Ireland, Food PR and egg&chicken.
“If you weren’t there, then you missed one of the most significant events in the history of Irish food. If you were in Galway city for Food on the Edge, however, then the line-up and the contributions from some of the most vital and intellectual culinary talents of the world was nothing less than mind-boggling, indeed mind-blowing. Dublin got a chaotic Web Summit and, thanks to Jp McMahon, Galway got a meticulously organised and thrilling Food Summit, further cementing the truth that Galway is the food capital of Ireland.”
John & Sally McKenna, McKennas’ Guide