At a launch in the symposium’s new home in Dundrum, Dublin, Michelin-star chef and founder JP McMahon announced a blended format that will include in-person presentations alongside live-streamed events from international participants. The event, sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, will feature some of the world’s leading chefs and food influencers, exploring all the subjects that matter to the food and gastronomy industries, as well as a whole host of local producers.
According to Food On The Edge, the theme of #FOTE2021 will be Social Gastronomy. “Social Gastronomy cultivates local connections and builds long-term partnerships around the world, using the power of food as a vehicle for change and development at a grassroots level.”
Traditionally held in the West of Ireland in McMahon’s home city of Galway, the symposium moves to Airfield Estate in Dundrum, Dublin. Airfield is an urban farm acting as an oasis of organically produced food, and preserving traditional agricultural foodways in the heart of the capital’s suburbs. A working farm, ornamental gardens, and heritage experience centre, Airfield hosts cultural events and acts as an educational link to urban children as a way to keep them connected to the food system.
Virtual tickets priced at €95 will be launched in July. In-house tickets priced at €350, will be available to purchase in August.