Early Bird Ticket Rate for Food On The Edge 2018 Closing Soon

Only days to go for purchasing Early Bird tickets for Food On The Edge 2018, with the special, reduced-priced offer due to end on the 31st of August.

A two-day Early Bird ticket for Food On The Edge 2018 costs €300, which includes access to all talks plus lunches and entry to the wrap party. A full price two-day ticket from the 1st of September will be €350.

The global food symposium is taking place on the 22nd and 23rd of October in Galway, Ireland. Organisers say tickets are selling fast, with a sell-out show last year and the year before.

Food On The Edge creator & director JP McMahon said, “I would encourage people to get their ticket early. We have an excellent line-up this year and tickets are going to be in high demand. More names are being announced in the coming weeks, some of whom are highly anticipated and will draw some interesting debate and discussion.”

To mark Food On The Edge being dedicated to the memory of the late Anthony Bourdain, Nathan Thornburgh — his partner at Roads & Kingdoms, the online publication and producers with CNN of the celebrated TV programme Parts Unknown — will speak on the topic of ‘What Food Meant to Anthony Bourdain & Why it Matters’. His talk will provide a reflection on five years of thinking about the future of food, writing and television with Anthony Bourdain.

The overall winner of the San Pellegrino Young Chef of the Year 2018, Yasuhiro Fujio from Japan, will take part in a conversation with Takashi Miyazaki of Ichigo Ichie and Miyazaki restaurants in Cork and JP McMahon with Killian Crowley, chef de partie at Aniar Restaurant, Galway, who represented Ireland & the UK at the San Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 finals.

The Early Bird two-ticket rate for Food On The Edge of €300 ends on the 31st of August, after which the Full Price two-day ticket rate kicks in of €350. Tickets can be purchased online on the official website www.foodontheedge.ie.

A new theme for Food On The Edge this year is ‘Conversations’ to run in tandem with the event’s overall ‘Future of Food’ theme. Find out more about the ‘Conversations’ theme of Food On The Edge by watching the official ‘#FOTE2018 Conversations’ video here.

The 2018 Food On The Edge venue is the Bailey Allen Hall at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Ireland. The symposium on the 22nd and 23rd of October will be a mix of 15-minute talks by speakers, panel discussions and hands-on masterclass sessions.

Gather & Gather is a principal partner of Food On The Edge this year, with Estrella Damm and San Pellegrino returning as major sponsors.

Follow the official hashtag #FOTE2018 and @FoodOnTheEdge for regular updates.

Top Irish Chefs To Come Together For The National Launch of #FOTE2018

Symposium director JP McMahon to use the National Launch event to outline the main theme of ‘Conversations’ for this year’s Food On The Edge. Food On The Edge symposium director JP McMahon has announced that top Irish chefs Andy McFadden, Danni Barry and Domini Kemp will be the guest speakers at the National Launch of Food On The Edge 2018 taking place on Monday the 13th of August in Glovers Alley by Andy McFadden in Dublin, Ireland.

JP McMahon said, “We are delighted that Glovers Alley is the venue for the national launch of Food On The Edge 2018. Andy McFadden made a welcome return home to Ireland earlier this year and was one of the speakers during our first Food On The Edge in 2015.”

The theme of ‘Conversations’ has been added to the Food On The Edge 2018 agenda. JP describes this new element as “conversations amongst peers, amongst mentors and their mentees, conversations about challenges and opportunities and of course, the conversations that take place over the dinner table. ”

At this year’s Food On The Edge, Andy McFadden will be in conversation with renowned Irish chef Neven Maguire. Andy McFadden said, “I was so inspired by Food On The Edge and I have noticed a distinct change in Irish food culture which is still evolving. Food On The Edge is at the forefront of this. I’m looking forward to welcoming Food On The Edge friends and supporters next Monday and to speaking at Food On The Edge this year alongside my mentor and friend Neven Maguire.”

One of this year’s panel conversations will feature London-based Irish chefs, namely Niall Davidson of Nuala restaurant, Marguerite Keogh of The Five Fields, Kevin Burke of The Ninth and Aidan McGee of Corrigan’s Mayfair, who will talk on the topic of “Irish Chefs Abroad”, their views of Irish food and what the future holds for their careers.

The 2018 Food On The Edge venue is the Bailey Allen Hall at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Ireland. The event on the 22nd and 23rd of October will be a mix of 15-minute talks by speakers, panel discussions and masterclass sessions.

A 2-day Early Bird ticket is available until 31st August 2018 for €300 which includes access to all talks plus lunches and entry to the infamous wrap party. Organisers say tickets are selling fast, with a sell-out show last year. Gather & Gather is a principal partner of Food On The Edge this year, with Estrella Damm and San Pellegrino returning as major sponsors.

For more information see www.foodontheedge.ie, follow the official hashtag #FOTE2018 and @FoodOnTheEdge for regular updates.

Food On The Edge 2018 Attracts Best Chefs in the World as First Round of Speakers is Announced – #FOTE2018

Food On The Edge 2018 Attracts Best Chefs in the World as First Round of Speakers is Announced – #FOTE2018

Leading international chefs Andoni Luis Aduriz, Enrique Olvera, Albert Adria, Jorge VallejoVladimir Mukhin and Dan Hunter? are among the confirmed speakers announced so far for the 2018 edition of Food On The Edge, the respected global food symposium taking place for the fourth consecutive year in Galway, Ireland, on the 22nd and 23rd of October. Aduriz’s Mugaritz restaurant in San Sebastian, Olvera’s Pujol restaurant in Mexico City, Adria’s Tickets in Barcelona andVallejo’s Quintonil restaurant also in Mexico City, Mukhin’s White Rabbit in Moscow and Hunter’s Brae Restaurant? in Sydney all have coveted places on the current, influential World’s 50 Best Restaurants list. 

Food On The Edge is a two-day programme of 15-minute high-impact talks, panel discussions and networking activity, with an Artisan Food Village showcasing the best of Irish and West of Ireland food produce. This year’s venue is the Bailey Allen Hall in the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG).

JP McMahon, founder-director of Food On The Edge, said, I’m delighted to announce our first speakers. Food On The Edge has grown so much over the last four years. We’re constantly expanding into new domains of the food industry, trying to make good food available for everyone. Our speakers are chosen for their talent and commitment to changing how we eat and cook our food now. It’s going to be another great line-up.”

Confirmed speakers from the UK for #FOTE2018 are top chef Sat Bains of two Michelin star

Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham; London-based Finnish chef Helena Puolakka of

Nordic-influenced Aster restaurant; and Skye Gyngell of Spring Restaurant at Somerset House in London.

Further international speakers are top Latin American chef Leonor Espinosa of Restaurant Leo in Bogota, Colombia; Carri Thurman & Sharon Roufa, owners of Two Sisters Bakery in Homer, Alaska; Lauren Singer, the New York City-based, zero-waste devotee behind the Trash Is For Tossers project; and Joshna Maharaj, a chef and activist from Toronto.

Also on the line-up from Europe are Paul Ivic of Michelin star vegetarian restaurant Tian in Vienna;

Nicolai Ellitsgaard Pedersen of Europe’s first under-sea restaurant, Under in Norway; Norbert

Niederkofler of two Michelin star St Hubertus in the Dolomites, Italy; and Kemal Demirasal of

Alancha in Istanbul.

Returning speakers-panelists this year are Ana Roš of Hiša Franko in Slovenia, Netflix Chef’s Table star and 2016’s Best Female Chef in The World; Emma Bengtsson of Aquavit in New York City; Matt Orlando of Amass in Copenhagen; and Sasu Laukkonen of Ora restaurant in Helsinki.

Speaking about her intention to return for 2018 Ana Roš said, Food On The Edge is the most inspiring event I have ever attended.”

The main themes of Food On The Edge 2018 are: Conversations, Food Education, Food Waste, Action and Reaction.

Early Bird Tickets are currently available at a reduced rate of €300 (Student Early Bird costs €250) until the 31st of August which includes admission to both days, lunches and evening entertainment on both days. To buy tickets and for more information see www.foodontheedge.ie.

Follow the official hashtag #FOTE2018 for regular updates

NUIG Announced as Venue for Food On The Edge 2018

The Bailey Allen Hall at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) has been announced as the venue for the 2018 edition of the internationally esteemed symposium Food On The Edge, which is taking place on the 22nd and 23rd of October.

This is the fourth consecutive year of Food On The Edge, which attracts the world’s top chefs and food leaders who gather together to present and discuss topics relating to the event’s ‘future of food’ big-picture theme.

JP McMahon, founder-director of Food On The Edge, said, “I am delighted that this year’s Food On The Edge will take place on the historic grounds of NUIG. It’s a wonderful symbiosis. To bring some of the world’s best chefs to a site of education compounds our aims: education and the future.”

A Food On The Edge Early Bird Ticket option is currently available at a reduced rate of €300 (with a Student Early Bird Ticket option at €250) until the 31st of August, which includes admission to both days of talks, lunches and evening entertainment on both days. To buy tickets and for more information see www.foodontheedge.ie.

Follow the official hashtag #FOTE2018 for regular updates.

Food On The Edge 2017 Puts Food on the Education Agenda

Food On The Edge director JP McMahon has launched a campaign to put food education on the curriculum of primary schools in Ireland and on the agenda of the Department of Education.

Launching the Food On The Edge 2017 – Education Agenda campaign at the Galway Educate Together National School, JP McMahon said, “We need a food subject on our primary school curriculum to help children to understand where food comes from. Food is as important as maths. We need a food subject that takes in agriculture, farming, science, geography and history.”

The campaign is also an effort by JP to widen the reach of Food On The Edge and the sixth class children at Galway Educate Together National School (GETNS), along with their principal John Farrell, helped launch the campaign, with the schoolchildren wearing the official Food On The Edge 2017 t-shirt, which bears an image of a potato with the slogan “I Am An Immigrant”.

GETNS principal John Farrell said, “We’re very happy to see food highlighted as an important subject for the children to know about but also as a a great way of coming together socially to celebrate our differences. Anything that brings understanding to people of different backgrounds and others can only be good for children.”

JP said, “One of the reasons we chose ‘I Am An Immigrant’ as this year’s Food On The Edge T-shirt slogan was the potato. The potato is not from Ireland. The potato came from Peru about 300 years ago. We have been eating food for about 10,000 years. The potato is a recent immigrant to Ireland. Immigration is such a pressing topic at the moment. Ireland has been so involved in immigration over the last 200 years, from people leaving and also we have a lot of people coming now, that it’s important to realise that we all have an immigrant inside us so that we create a diverse society.”

JP’s Food On The Edge: Education Agenda campaign stems from the major theme of this year’s Food On The Edge symposium, which is Action: Reaction. JP said, “After three years it was time to reflect on the issues we’ve been talking about and try to change or act on them. The Education Agenda campaign is my attempt at promoting action.”

JP has also invited the sixth class children of GETNS to write an essay on the subject of food and a number of them will take to the stage at the end of the second day of Food On The Edge on the 10th of October in the Black Box Theatre in Galway to read aloud their essays.

Food On The Edge on the 9th and 10th of October will be a mix of 15-minute talks by speakers and panel discussions with more than 50 international and Irish names on the programme.

This year’s line-up includes international cult chefs and stars of the Netflix series Chef’s Table, namely Nordic chef Magnus Nilsson of Fäviken, Slovenian chef and winner of 2016 Best Female Chef in The World Ana Roš of Hiša Franko restaurant, plus trailblazer Niki Nakayama, owner of n/naka restaurant in Los Angeles. Irish chefs on the line-up include Niall McKenna, Domini Kemp, Anna Haugh, Robin Gill, Cúán Greene and the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year finalists.

To buy tickets and for more information see www.foodontheedge.ie.

Follow the official hashtag #FOTE2017 for regular updates.

Official Programme Launch Reveals Full Food On The Edge 2017 Line-Up

The official programme for Food On The Edge 2017 was unveiled today, Friday the 8th of September, in the Radisson BLU Hotel & Spa, Galway, revealing the full line-up and schedule for the two-day global food symposium taking place on the 9th and 10th of October in the Black Box in Galway, Ireland.

Launching this year’s programme, Food On The Edge founder and director, JP McMahon of the EAT Galway restaurant group, said, “I am delighted to launch the third Food On The Edge programme. The last two years of the event were a great success with chefs and industry professionals from all over the world attending the symposium to talk and listen with each other about the future of food. Last year, we heard from chefs and farmers on how to change our food system for the better. This year’s theme is Action and Reaction. In essence, it grew out of last year’s event. While it is important to come together and talk, we also need serious action in order to change our food world. This year’s speakers will draw attention to their actions, and how they have reacted to the challenges they face.”

Food On The Edge 2017 speaker, Brooklyn-based chef Daniel Burns, ex-Noma and The Fat Duck, was a special guest at the programme launch. Daniel, who also participated last year, spoke about how Food On The Edge has impacted him, and he said, “A festival like Food On The Edge, where we are talking about things as chefs, means we have a platform to talk about things that matter – how are we going to change how food is processed; the way that food is wasted. Food On The Edge is high up on everyone’s list. To ask someone to talk, you think about what you want to bring as an issue and try to carry through on it, so I’m very excited to be back and happy to be here.”

This year, Daniel, whose restaurant Luksus is the only restaurant to earn a Michelin star while pairing only beer with the food served, will speak at Food On The Edge about his new project Burns Gelato and expanding his business horizons by implementing what he has learned in fine dining to an ice cream shop. Burns Gelato is due to open in New York City later this year.

Both the Mayor of the City of Galway Cllr Pearce Flannery and Cathaoirleach of Galway County Council Cllr Eileen Mannion also addressed the programme launch gathering.

Snacks were prepared and served by Food On The Edge partner the Radisson BLU Hotel & Spa, Galway, while drinks were provided by Food On The Edge partners Estrella Damm, San Pellegrino and Findlater & Co.

JP thanked all of the partners, sponsors and friends who are helping make Food On The Edge 2017 happen, including La Rousse Foods, Bord Bia, San Pellegrino, Estrella Damm and Gather & Gather.

The 2017 Food On The Edge venue is the Black Box, which is located along the banks of the River Corrib in Galway city on the west coast of Ireland. The event on the 9th and 10th of October will be a mix of 15-minute talks by speakers and panel discussions with more than 50 international and Irish names on the line-up. An Artisan Food Village sponsored by La Rousse Foods will showcase food and drinks products from approximately 60 local food producers. A pop-up Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop will act as a hub for signings and sales of titles authored by the speakers. Roisin Dubh is the venue for a Monday after-party with live music, while O’Connell’s bar on Eyre Square will host the wrap party with food by Dough Bros.

This year’s line-up includes international cult chefs and stars of the Netflix series Chef’s Table, namely Nordic chef Magnus Nilsson of Fäviken, Slovenian chef and winner of 2016 Best Female Chef in The World Ana Roš of Hiša Franko restaurant, plus trailblazer Niki Nakayama, owner of n/naka restaurant in Los Angeles. Irish chefs on the line-up include Niall McKenna, Domini Kemp, Anna Haugh, Robin Gill, Cúán Greene and the Euro-toques Young Chef of the Year finalists.

Early Bird Ticket Rate for Food On The Edge Closing Soon

Less than 2 weeks to go for purchasing the Early Bird tickets for Food On The Edge 2017, with the special, reduced-priced offer due to end on the 31st of July.

A 2-day Early Bird ticket costs €350, which includes access to all talks plus lunches and entry to the infamous wrap party. Organisers say tickets are selling fast, with a sell-out show last year and the year before.

Food On The Edge director JP McMahon said, “I would encourage people to get their ticket early. We have an excellent line-up this year and tickets are going to be in high demand. More names are being announced in the coming weeks, some of whom are highly anticipated and will draw some interesting debate and discussion.”

Major international names announced for this year’s Food On The Edge include cult chefs and stars of the Netflix series Chef’s Table, Nordic chef Magnus Nilsson of Fäviken, Slovenian chef and winner of 2016 Best Female Chef in The World Ana Roš of Hiša Franko restaurant, plus trailblazer Niki Nakayama, owner of n/naka restaurant in Los Angeles.

The 2017 Food On The Edge venue is the Black Box Theatre, which is located along the banks of the River Corrib in Galway city on the west coast of Ireland. The event on the 9th and 10th of October will be a mix of 15-minute talks by speakers, panel discussions and masterclass sessions.

An Early Bird Two-Day Ticket at €350 can be booked through www.foodontheedge.ie up to and including the 31st of July. After this date a Two Day ticket is €425 (€325.00 student discount) and €225 for a One Day ticket.

The official hashtags for Food On The Edge 2017 are #ActionReaction and #FOTE2017 and a new video released this week explains why you need to be there “#FOTE2017 – Will You Be There?

 

Action: Reaction – The Theme for Food On The Edge 2017 Launched

The principal theme of this year’s Food On The Edge symposium was announced as Action: Reaction at the official theme launch held on the 19th of June in Hatch & Sons, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin.

Food On The Edge is an annual two-day symposium held in the city of Galway on the west coast of Ireland. The symposium’s aim is to generate debate, discussion and thought leadership on the future of food both in the industry and on the planet. The 2017 dates are the 9th and 10th of October.

Speaking at the Irish launch, JP McMahon, director of Food On The Edge said, “After three years it was time to reflect on the issues we’ve been talking about and try to change or act on them. Feedback from chefs that had taken direct action as a result of attending Food On The Edge – chefs at the top of their game and chefs just starting out – has been inspiring and motivating. We’d like to hear these stories and promote action.

Hatch & Sons on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin was the venue for the Irish launch of #FOTE2017. Chef-owner Domini Kemp attended Food On The Edge last year (2016) as an audience member, and this year will be a speaker at the 2017 symposium. Speaking at the Irish launch event, Domini Kemp said, “I’m delighted to be launching the Irish party for Food On The Edge 2017 and it’s really fitting that we’re here at Hatch & Sons. Hatch & Sons came about because I had read a Bord Bia report about how tourists view Ireland as not having an established food culture. We decided to open up something celebrating Irish food. JP has catapulted that. The impact of Food On The Edge cannot be understated. Part of what he’s [JP McMahon] doing is establishing Irish food culture. When you go to Food On The Edge you come aware very inspired. Food On The Edge needs lots of support and that’s why we’re delighted to support it.

The impressive line-up for the 2017 symposium includes cult chefs and stars of the Netflix series Chef’s Table, namely Nordic chef Magnus Nilsson of Fäviken, Slovenian chef and winner of 2016 Best Female Chef in The World Ana Roš of Hiša Franko restaurant, plus trailblazer Niki Nakayama, owner of n/naka restaurant in Los Angeles. The full line-up is available here.

Early bird tickets are available to purchase until the 31st of July from the website www.foodontheedge.ie. A 2-day early bird ticket costs €350 which includes access to all talks plus lunches and entry to the infamous wrap party. Organisers say tickets are selling fast, with a sell-out show last year and the year before. Organisers are asking that tickets are purchased soon to avoid disappointment.

The 2017 Food On The Edge venue is the Black Box Theatre, which is located along the banks of the River Corrib in Galway city on the west coast of Ireland. The event on the 9th and 10th of October will be a mix of 15-minute talks by speakers, panel discussions and masterclass sessions.

The official hashtags for Food On The Edge 2017 are #ActionReaction and #FOTE2017.

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Line-Up of Speakers Announced at Food On The Edge Launch 2017 #FOTE2017

The official launch of Food On The Edge 2017 took place on Monday 8th May, in Robin Gill’s Paradise Garage in London. Food On The Edge is an annual two-day symposium held in the city of Galway, on the west coast of Ireland. The symposium’s aim is to generate debate, discussion and thought leadership on the future of food both in the industry and on the planet. 2017 dates are 9th and 10th October.

Jp McMahon, Food On The Edge Symposium Director said, “We are delighted that London is the location for our launch this year. It is such an important city for Irish chefs learning and honing their cooking skills. We are very much looking forward to welcoming attendees and speakers to the third year of Food On The Edge. We will continue to share the message of the strength of Irish food to our international speakers and visitors and, at the same time, provide a platform for improving and educating our chefs at home.”

Signature snacks at the launch were prepared by Bob Bob Ricard Executive Chef and Irish woman Anna Haugh; pork aficionado Chef Tom Adams of Pitt and Co; Irish chef JP McMahon of Aniar Restaurant and founder of Food On The Edge; plus another Irish man Robin Gill who kindly hosted the event, while Chef Nathan Outlaw delighted with an oyster snack. Drinks served were by Food On The Edge partners Estrella Damm, San Pellegrino and Findlater & Co.

Speakers at the launch included the Irish Ambassador to the UK, Mr. Dan Mulhall, and previous attendees at Food On The Edge: Robin Gill, Nathan Outlaw and Matt Orlando, who spoke of their experience of the symposium and how they were professionally and personally impacted by it.

JP McMahon then went on to reveal the full list of confirmed speakers to date. New additions to previously announced speakers include Kamilla Seidler, head chef at Claus Meyer’s Gustu Restaurant in Bolivia, renowned UK chef Daniel Clifford of Midsummer House, Helsinki’s wild herbs specialist and chef Sami Tallberg, author, investigative journalist and food evangelist Joanna Blythman, plus more. Full line-up available here.

The new additions add to the already  impressive line-up which includes cult-following chefs and stars of the Netflix series Chef’s Table, Nordic chef Magnus Nilsson of Fäviken, Slovenian chef and winner of 2016 Best Female Chef in The World, Ana Roš of  Hiša Franko restaurant, plus  trailblazer Niki Nakayama, owner of n/naka restaurant in Los Angeles.

Chefs Paul Cunningham of Henne Kirkeby Kro in Denmark, Torsten Vildgaard of STUD!O restaurant in Copenhagen; Ashley Palmer-Watts, Head Chef at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal; New York-based Danish star chef Bo Bech of Geist restaurant in Copenhagen; Emma Bengtsson, Executive Chef at two-starred Scandinavian restaurant Aquavit; author Kat Kinsman, food and drinks editor and founder of the mental health awareness website Chefs With Issues; Austrian chef Heinz Reitbauer of two-star Steirereck restaurant in Vienna and Enrico Crippa of Piazza Duomo in Piedmont, Italy are just some of the ground-breaking chefs due to speak.

Other confirmed speakers are Soenil Bahadoer of De Lindhof in The Netherlands; Nicolai Nørregaard of Kadeau in Denmark; Sven Elverfeld of three star Aqua in Wolfsburg, Germany;  ex-Noma chefs Samuel Nutter and Victor Wagman of BROR in Copenhagen; Tom Adams of Pitt Cue in London; Bertrand Grébaut of Septime restaurant in Paris; locavore chef James Viles of Biota restaurant in Bowral, Australia; and Margot Janse of The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français in South Africa, plus more.

The 2017 Food On The Edge venue, the Black Box, is located along the banks of the River Corrib in Galway city on the west coast of Ireland. The event on the 9th and 10th of October will be a mix of 15-minute talks by speakers, panel discussions and masterclass sessions.

€350 (£300) for a 2-day ticket includes access to all talks plus lunches and a ticket to the infamous wrap party. Organisers say tickets are selling fast, with a sell-out show last year and the year before. Organisers are asking that tickets are purchased soon to avoid disappointment.

Returning sponsors and partners for 2017 include Bord Bia, San Pellegrino, La Rousse Foods and Estrella Damm.

For more information see www.foodontheedge.ie.  Follow the official hashtag #FOTE2017 for regular updates.