Food On The Edge 2016 is still being talked about in food circles all over the country and indeed all over the world and while this year’s event is still a hot topic the themes for next years event are already being announced. Next year’s Food On The Edge will focus on food stories from around the world as well as action and reaction prompted by the themes of the symposia to date. Food On The Edge symposium director JP McMahon said, “It’s important to learn from each other and food stories are the best way of understanding the ways different cultures use food.
JP added “We will also have the important theme of Action / Reaction – the actions and reactions that both previous speakers, audience members have had in response to Food On The Edge to date. We’ve had stories of wonderful actions that have been born from the seeds of ideas sown at Food On The Edge, and this is important to ensure we are really making a difference.” These actions will stem from the topics to include sustainability, food ethics, animal welfare, organic farming and seaweed, and the future of Irish food.
A new “Open FOTE” initiative which is due to be officially launched early next year is a new element planned for 2017. JP said “Open FOTE will be an open call to chefs and food industry professionals who would like to partake in the speakers line-up for 2017, and who feel they are something original or important to say based on the themes of the event.” Details of how to submit a proposal for Open FOTE are to be announced.
Dates for Food On The Edge 2017 were announced as 9th and 10th of October.