Airfield Estate in the Dublin suburb of Dundrum has been announced as the Food on the Edge 2021 venue.
Food On The Edge 2021 Information
This year, Food on the Edge will take the form of a blended symposium with a mix of in-person speakers and speakers joining virtually.
Confirmed speakers include Garima Aurora, the first Indian woman to win a Michelin star, André Chaing, Alice Zaslavsky and, returning to Food on the Edge this year, Mark Best, star of Netflix’s Chef’s Table.
Food On The Edge Founder Statement
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Food on the Edge founder JP McMahon stated, "The event will be streamed live so people can watch it from anywhere in the world, and so we expect to grow our audience. The theme of this year's symposium is 'Social Gastronomy'. The theme is very important this year as the industry has evolved throughout the pandemic and I hope we'll see lasting change. 'Social Gastronomy' is a term that encapsulates caring for food in a more holistic and total manner. It is the creation of a network of like-minded chefs and hospitality workers, to forge communities that use food to transform their everyday environment. It 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. 'Social Gastronomy' aims to create a more equitable food culture, and a more inclusive society using food as an essential tool to build a better ecology and safer environment for all of humanity to thrive. I believe that 'Social Gastronomy' uses food as a vehicle for change and development, and that is at the core of Food on the Edge and everyone that speaks and takes part."
Airfield Estate CEO Statement
Airfield Estate CEO Gráinne Kelleher stated, "Airfield Estate, a 38-acre working farm in Dublin, is delighted to be the home of FOTE 2021. The estate has a long history of sustainable and social gastronomy dating back to the early 1900s when it was one of the first farms to supply pasteurised milk to disadvantaged families with the aim of preventing tuberculosis in Dublin city centre. Today it is a centre for food education and research with a mission to inspire and enable consumers to make food choices that benefit people, planet and pocket."
Gather & Gather Ireland Managing Director Statement
Pauline Cox, managing director of Gather & Gather Ireland, which is a key partner of Food on the Edge 2021, stated, "We are once again delighted to be partnering with FOTE. This year I feel it's even more special given the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the hospitality industry globally. The conversations in the past have helped us shape our food philosophy and this year as we reconnect with food post-pandemic, we look forward to new conversations. The theme of 'Social Gastronomy' is of huge interest to us given our role as both food educators and cooks and how we positively impact society with food. We are super excited that for the first time outside of Galway FOTE will be in Airfield Estate in Dublin."
Tickets And More Details Coming
Virtual tickets will go on sale in July and in-person tickets will go on sale later in the year.
More details of the event this year will be announced in the coming months.
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