The success of the the inaugural Food On The Edge symposium in Galway late last year sees it return for a second outing in October (24-25), with a host of international chefs already signed up to take part.
Last year's staging saw 40 international chefs attend, where audience members include food enthusiasts, chefs, restaurateurs and some of Ireland’s biggest names including Darina Allen, Dylan McGrath and Neven Maguire.
JP McMahon (pictured), who owns and operates Michelin Star restaurant Aniar in Galway, as well as Cava Bodega and EAT Gastropub, said that the inaugural Food On The Edge 2015 surpassed all his expectations.
"It was an incredible almost surreal experience," he said. "Each chef was given the opportunity to deliver topics that centred on the future of food - they discussed their ideas, shared their fears, their dreams, their dreads and regrets from their careers. There was a core theme, however, which resonated strongly across the two days and that was ‘responsibility’. Responsibility in the way we source food, waste food, fish for food and supply food was passionately debated”.
The line-up continues to build for the 2016 renewal later in the year. More speakers are included this year with a new addition of Expert Panel Discussions. Speakers already confirmed for this year’s Food On The Edge include Daniel Burns, who is one of the top chefs in New York and owns Luksus. Also on the bill is Shaun Hill, who owns the renowned Michelin star restaurant The Walnut Tree in Wales, and Tim Hollingsworth, who recently opened the three-star Michelin restaurant Otium in Los Angeles.
Massimo Bottura, the Italian restaurateur and chef patron of Osteria Francescane, a three-star Michelin restaurant based in Modena, Italy will also be speaking and giving a presentation on the future of food.