Dublin Food Chain

Date:  Wednesday, 2nd October, 2013

Time: 5.00pm-8.30pm

Location: Castleknock Hotel and Country Club, Castleknock, Dublin 15

Fee: €10


This two part seminar will feature Food Tourism workshops by Fáilte Ireland late in the afternoon and an evening of networking and guest speakers. Attend both the afternoon and evening sessions or just one part if your time is limited. Learn how local food can help drive new sales opportunities in the tourism and food service sectors.

Workshops 17.00-18.00hrs

Choose your preferred workshop: Understanding Food Tourism or Making Local Food Work for Your Menu.

Networking and Guest Speakers 18.00-20.30hrs

Enjoy a dynamic networking forum that includes producers, buyers and foodservice operators.

Hear from hotelier Olivia Duff manager of the awarding winning family run Headfort Arms Hotel. A Fáilte Ireland Food Ambassador, Olivia has used local food produce in The Vanilla Pod Restaurant to create a unique product offering for her customers and give her an edge in the market. This renowned restaurant is featured in both the Bridgestone and Georgina Campbell guides.

Founder of Good Food Ireland Margaret Jeffareswill talk about “Turning Local Sourcing Into a Success Story”. Good Food Ireland has initiated the link between the agri-food and tourism sectors by bridging the gap between Irish food produce, to showcase authentic Irish cuisine.  Margaret will then provide an inspiring selection ofreal-life case studies of producers and foodservice operators working together for mutual benefit.

Food producer Brigitta Curtin of the Burren Smokehouse, is the unprecedented winner of the 2013 “Great Taste 3 Star Award” winner for her smoked salmon. Brigitta will explain how she has fostered relationships with foodservice operators and the consumer.  Over 30,000 tourists visit the Burren Smokehouse annually and her produce is featured on menus in leading restaurants such as Fade Street Social and Avoca Handweavers.

This event is open to everyone working in the food, travel and tourism sectors

To register a place click here