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First Speakers and Themes of Food On The Edge 2022 Announced

The symposium will centre around the themes of Disruption and Regeneration.  Confirmed speakers to date include  30-year-old Rasmus Monk, of Copenhagen’s Alchemist Restaurant, recently named as OAD’s Best Restaurant in Europe 2021, Paolo Casagrande of Barcelona’s 3 Michelin star Lasarte, Calum Franklin ‘the pie king’ who heads up the popular The Pie Room in the… Read more »

Airfield Estate in Dundrum Announced as Food On The Edge 2021 Venue

Food On The Edge is back this year in the form of a blended symposium with a mix of in-person speakers with other speakers joining virtually. The venue for this year’s event is Airfield Estate, Dundrum in Dublin while the dates are 18th and 19th October. Confirmed speakers include, Garima Aurora, the first Indian woman… Read more »

FOTE Ebook Launch: ‘Lessons from Lockdown: Cooking after Covid’

  In August of 2020, when many in the restaurant business around the world found themselves enduring the brutal consequences of a global pandemic, many without income, without their staff and without their business, Food On The Edge founder JP McMahon reached out to speakers and other contributors to the Food On The Edge symposium,… Read more »

FOTE 2020 – Live Sessions – Week 6 – Clare Smyth

Week 6: Clare Smyth (Core) Call for Fairness and Respect in Order to Survive JP’s conversation with Clare Smyth this week was a frank reality check for chef patrons trying to decide on their next move! Her restaurant, Core is just two and a half years old and would usually have a three-month waiting list…. Read more »

FOTE 2020 – Live Sessions April/May 2020

Week 5: Josh Niland and Alberto Landgraf Self-reflection on Being a Chef While this week’s conversations linked in with Josh Niland and Alberto Landgraf in relation to their restaurants, interestingly the key points expressed by both, focused on their personal reflections on their life as a chef and care of their chef community. Josh Niland… Read more »

FOTE 2020- Live Sessions April/May 2020

Week 4:   Niklas Ekstedt (Ekstedt) and Kristian Baumann (Restaurant 108) Positive Mindsets and Reinventing Michelin Restaurants in a Pandemic Niklas Ekstedt A visit to the Nordic region was the treat this week as FOTESPEAKS sessions visited Sweden and Norway. Sweden’s approach to Covid-19 has caused controversy as it did not go into full lockdown and… Read more »

FOTE 2020- Live Sessions April/May 2020

Text by Annette Sweeney, FOTE Ambassador 2019 Week 3: Alex Atala and Joshna MaharajPassion, Farmers, Food and Health- Solutions for Future Sustainability!     Alex Atala   JP’s first chat this week was with Alex Atala, chef and owner of the two-star Michelin D.O.M. Restaurant in San Paulo. He is renowned for his innovative cuisine in… Read more »