Another cutting-edge event took place in October called Food on the Edge. This event is a coming together of chefs and food industry professionals to discuss the future of food.

This years event was attended by the worlds top chefs and food ambassadors with some highlights including;

Massimo Bottura
Virgilio Martinez
Pierre Koffman
Claude Bosi
Nathan Outlaw

This years event was held in the townhall theatre in Galway city with 2 days of ted style talks. Over 55+ speakers took to the stage for talks, presentations and panel sessions all focused on the theme of ‘The Future of Food’

Massimo Bottura, who is the worlds number one chef, was a significant highlight for everyone and he had a visionary approach to his talk that explained how cooking was a call to act. Please see the video here

During the symposium, Go West also managed the Wild Atlantic Way Artisan Village which is where delegates and speakers alike got to sample the very best of produce from the west of Ireland as well as enjoy lunch which was prepared by students and their teachers from GMIT. The artisan village was erected on the street in front of the town hall theatre and have over 45 producers displaying their products over the two days.

Following the main symposium there was an ‘Over the Edge’ closing party at Bite Club & Electric club in Galway city centre. This is a unique opportunity for delegates to meet with and speak with all of the chefs.

The two days of talks was followed by two days of Wild Atlantic Way Culinary Excursions. These specialist excursions brought chefs, media and invited guests along the Wild Atlantic Way to meet some of Ireland’s top food producers. Visits included Gannet Fishmongers, Killary Shellfish farm, Headford Beed, Connemara Mountain lamb and more. The group was then treated to a wonderful cruise along Lough Corrib to Inchigoill island followed by a rustic lunch in the walled garden of Ashford Castle.

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Plans are already underway for 2017, tickets are available on the Food on the Edge website here

Chefs Daniel Burns, Canada, Matt Orlando, USA, Christian Puglisi, Denmark, Robin Gill, Ireland and Douglas McMaster from Scotland behind the scenes with 'Chieftan' at Food On The Edge 2016, which is taking place at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway City. Photo: Declan Monaghan

Chefs Daniel Burns, Canada, Matt Orlando, USA, Christian Puglisi, Denmark, Robin Gill, Ireland and Douglas McMaster from Scotland behind the scenes with ‘Chieftan’ at Food On The Edge 2016, which is taking place at the Town Hall Theatre in Galway City. Photo: Declan Monaghan

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