Two-Day Speaker Schedule Unveiled for Food On The Edge 2016

The programme launch unveiling the two-day speaker schedule of Food On The Edge 2016 was held today, Friday the 16th of September 2016, in the Veranda Lounge of the Radisson BLU in Galway.

The 55​-page programme lists the running orders for the two days – Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th of October. The programme profiles the 50-plus speakers, their background, the countries they represent and of course their social media handles.

Topics of discussion vary on the overriding Food On The Edge core theme of The Future of Food with a panel discussion on same “The Future of Irish Food”, while a Canadian counterpart panel will debate “The Future of Canadian Food”.

The individual talks range from Best Chef in The World’s Massimo Bottura’s elusively titled ‘Cooking: A Call To Action’ to Douglas McMaster’s ‘Zero Waste – Literal or Philosophical’. Following on from Denmark’s Christian Puglisi’s latest venture, his speaking topic is “Farm of Ideas, Integrating Cooking and Farming”, while New York’s Daniel Burns will present on “Food & Beer – Exploring the Possibilities”.

JP McMahon, Food On The Edge Symposium Director, said, “Food On The Edge connects food communities around the world, bringing together people who care about food and the way we produce it.

“My hope is that the event will inspire people who have a love of food to go out and do something that makes food better. Change something, improve something. It could be something small like changing the food we feed our ourselves, the food we order in restaurants, the food we cook in restaurants or perhaps improve the level of support we give sustainable, local food producers.”

Food on the Edge 2016, which takes place in Galway on 24th and 25th October, is one of the most prestigious events in Ireland’s annual food calendar.

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