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.