Food on The Edge: A Symposium for Food Leaders Takes Place this October

‘The G8 Summit of Food and Food Culture’: Setting the Bar for Thought, Leadership and the Future of Food from International Chefs and Restaurateurs.

Food on The Edge is a coming together of top International chefs and food leaders for two days in Galway on the 19th and 20th October 2015. For the first time ever in Ireland chefs and attendees will come together for talks, presentations, networking, entertainment and knowledge sharing.

The symposium is the brainchild of JP McMahon, owner of the Eat Galway restaurant group which includes Michelin starred Aniar Restaurant in Galway. JP is also the “Cook It Raw” Ambassador in Ireland, which has seen him attend and participate in international food events all over the world. It was through this involvement that the idea for “Food On The Edge” was born.

Speakers and attendees confirmed for the event reads like a who’s who in the restaurant world. Albert Adria, recently crowned best pastry chef in the world by Fine Dining Lovers World’s Top 50 Restaurants, 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 twice winner of the BBC’s Great British Menu will 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. There are over 40 speakers in total, a heady impressive list that will have attendees leaving Galway inspired and far more knowledgeable on global food trends and the future of food culture.

Spending our time in the pressured environment of a busy kitchen can, if we are not careful, drain creativity and leave chefs isolated in terms of what is happening globally in the world of food. We guarantee that anyone attending Food On The Edge will be engaged, excited and inspired by the calibre of our speakers and the topics of discussion. We also have evening events and a gala dinner in which to network and meet the speakers” said JP.

The main talks will be held in a marquee tent located in Galway city centre. Tickets are available for one day and two day admission with the two day ticket inclusive of the evening event, Tuesday 20th, taking place in Electric Garden.

For tickets and the full line up of speakers and topics visit

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