Galway Chef Invited to Partake on the International Stage of Food Events this Summer


Jp McMahon, Culinary Director of the EatGalway Restaurant Group, along with fellow Fáilte Ireland Food Ambassador, Jacinta Dalton, Food and Beverage Lecturer in GMIT will travel later this month to the Terroir Symposium in Toronto, Canada. JP has also accepted an invitation to speak at a world congress on food and tourism, The 3rd International Conference UNITWIN UNESCO Network ‘Culture, Tourism, Development’,  due to take place in Barcelona in June.

The Terroir event which is being headlined by renowned chef David Chang, also includes a ‘Rural Retreat’ in which JP will be partaking in, rubbing shoulders with the worlds best chefs. This particular event  will use the Ontario landscape as it’s source of culinary inspiration where great culinary minds will find to get creative and cook up a dish each to feed over 200 guests. Each dish, presented buffet style, is to capture the essence of the terroir of Ontario.

JP says “As well as an amazing networking opportunity, participating in Terroir is a great privilege. Former speakers have included Noma’s Rene Redzepi and Faviken’s Magnus Nilsson so I’ll be in great company. Having two Irish representatives, particularly from the West, will no doubt further cement Galway’s reputation as a centre of excellence in food”.

JP has also been invited to present a paper at the The 3rd International Conference UNITWIN UNESCO Network ‘Culture, Tourism, Development’ in Barcelona this June. The conference, which takes place from 16th to 20th June, aims to present current research and tendencies in gastronomy heritage and tourism based on biodiversity and cultural diversity of our territories. JP will present a paper entitled, ‘Towards an expanded Terroir: Investigations in the contemporary culinary field’.

For more information on these events see www.terroirsymposium.com and www.tourismandgastronomycongress.weebly.com/