Top international chefs and food leaders are set to come to Galway for a two-day food symposium on 19 and 20 October.
Over 40 of the best international chefs and 350 attendees each day will take part in talks, presentations, networking, entertainment and knowledge sharing during Food on The Edge, described by organisers as ‘The G8 Summit of Food and Food Culture’.
Food On The Edge is the brainchild of JP McMahon, owner of the EatGalway restaurant group which includes Michelin-starred Aniar. JP is also the ‘Cook It Raw’ Ambassador in Ireland, which has seen him attend and participate in international food events in US, Mexico, Finland, Canada and other countries. It was through this involvement that the idea for ‘Food On The Edge’ was sown.
Confirmed speakers and attendees include Albert Adria, recently crowned best pastry chef in the world by Fine Dining Lovers World’s Top 50 Restaurants, who will travel from Spain to attend and speak. Daniel Clifford, the UK chef who is best known for his work at the two Michelin star restaurant Midsummer House and winner of the 2012 and 2013 series of the BBC’s Great British Menu, will also join the discussion on the Future of Food.
Matt Orlando, from Amass in Copenhagen, will speak about the responsibilities of chefs in terms of sustainability while 2 star Michelin chef Tim Raue, Berlin, will speak about the complexities and simplicities of flavour and food harmony.
The main talks will be held in a marquee tent located in Galway city centre. The full line up of speakers and tickets are available via www.FoodOnTheEdge.ie