The hugely successful Food On The Edge sponsored by S.Pellegrino, returns to Galway, for another two day food, knowledge and craic-filled symposium that gets better and better every year. Fine Dininig Lovers will again be exclusive Media Partners and you can follow all the highlights from the event right here.
Founded by Galway Michelin star chef JP McMahon as a vision of inviting the world’s best chefs to the remote and wild landscape of Connemara on the West Coast of Ireland Food On The Edge has established itself as a significant event on the culinary calendar as this year’s line-up attests to.
Taking the format of simply giving the floor to chef luminaries for 15 minutes at a time to talk about the issues that they face on a local level and society at large faces, the urgency of food related issues have in recent years grown with the scope of the event.
JP McMahon, founder and symposium director of Food On The Edge, said, “This year we have a very exciting and diverse lineup with speakers who are committed to changing how we eat and cook our food, as well as how we think about the future of food. The topics up for discussion and debate are of particular importance. This year our theme is migration, with regards to how food travels and how that affects people's perception of food, and we will also be carrying forward previous FOTE themes.”
A two-day Early Bird Ticket for Food On The Edge 2019 costs €350, and includes admission and access to all talks and masterclasses on both days, lunches, and entertainment on both nights.
The two-day programme of 15-minute talks, panel discussions, masterclasses and networking activity is taking place on the 21st and 22nd of October in the National University of Ireland, Galway.
New speakers are being announced each week which add to the already impressive line-up including cult chefs and stars of the Netflix series Chef’s Table, namely Brazil’s most influential chef Alex Atalaof D.O.M, and New Zealand-born Ben Shewry of Attica restaurant.
Columbian chef and winner of 2017 Best Female Chef in Latin America Leonor Espinosa of Leo Cocina y Cava will be attending as well as trailblazer Daniel Giusti, former head chef of Noma in Copenhagen, who set up Brigaid, a project which puts professional chefs into public schools to transform and rethink school food.
Australian chef Mark Best of Bistro and Netflix fame from The Final Table; Prateek Sadhu of Masque, the number five ranked restaurant in Mumbai; British-Indian chef, presenter and food writer, Romy Gill of Romy’s Kitchen in Thornbury; Irish chef Derry Clarke of Michelin Star l’Ecrivain in Dublin; and Dalad Kambhu of Michelin Star Kin Dee in Berlin are just some of the ground-breaking chefs due to speak.
Other confirmed speakers are Alan Jenkins, editor of the Observer Food Monthly; Korean-born Danish chef Kristian Baumann of Michelin Star Restaurant 108 in Copenhagen; chef, cookbook writer and activist Sophia Hoffmann of Berlin’s Café Isla Coffee; ‘Contemporary’ pizza chef Denis Lovatel of Pizzeria Ezio in the mountains of Belluno; Brazilian chef Alberto Landgraf, of Oteque in Rio de Janeiro. New to the list are chef and humanitarian Selassie Atadika of Midunu in Accra, Ghana; Tom Brown of Cornerstone in Hackney and Great British Menu fame; and Josh Niland of Saint Peter restaurant and Fish Butchery retail outlet in Sydney