Saturday 24 February 2018

Food on the Edge: Mouthwatering line-up brings world's top chefs to Galway


A stellar line-up - Food on the Edge 2017
A stellar line-up - Food on the Edge 2017
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

Galway is cooking up a stellar line-up featuring some of the world's best chefs for the 2017 edition of its symposium, Food on the Edge.

Big names in a line-up confirmed today include Angela Hartnett, Magnus Nilsson of Sweden's Fäviken, Ashley Palmer-Watts of Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Slovenian star Ana Roš, voted Best Female Chef in the World 2017.

Both Nilsson and Roš are stars of the Netflix series, Chef’s Table.

Food on the Edge is a two-day symposium held in Galway (October 9-10). It aims to generate debate and thought leadership on the future of food.

Tickets, including all talks, panel discussions and masterclass sessions plus lunches and the infamous wrap party, cost €350.

The event was launched this afternoon at Paradise Garage in London - a restaurant run by Irish chef (and Masterchef judge) Robin Gill. 

In just a few short years, Food on the Edge has assumed a cult place in the foodie calendar - attracting wildly ambitious names to the west for scattergun, 15-minute talks that seem to impact the speakers as much as the audiences that cling to their every word. It's a surprising coup for both Galway and Irish food.

Previous stars have included Elena Arzak, Albert Adria, Massimo Bottura and Virgilio Martinez, all regulars on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list.

Darina Allen and Domini Kemp shore up this year's Irish contingent.

Finnish chef and wild herbs specialist Sami Talberg, LA trailblazer Niki Nakayama and investigative journalist Joanna Blythman are just three more of the dozens of speakers lined up for a 2017 programme that would stand up anywhere in the world.

"We will continue to share the message of the strength of Irish food to our international speakers and visitors and, at the same time, provide a platform for  improving and educating our chefs at home,” said symposium director, JP McMahon.

For the full line-up and tickets, see

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