Jacinta Dalton is Head of Department for Culinary Arts & Service Industries at The Atlantic Technological University, Galway, Ireland. Jacinta has worked in the Tourism, Hospitality Industry for more than 20 years with direct operational experience at senior management level and continues to have close links with industry. Jacinta consults with food producers, as well as a number of food events around Ireland and is an advocate of food education, innovation and community engagement for knowledge exchange and sustainability. Jacinta is currently working on a number of EU projects with European partners on the development of digital and sustainability skills for Tourism SME’s.
Jacinta was a member of the steering committee for Galway’s candidacy for the European Region of Gastronomy 2018 and was appointed to the board of The International, Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts & Tourism. (IGCAT)