The inaugural Irish International Fashion and Food Summit will take place in Sligo this November from the 3rd to 5th. The three day event will see numerous presentations and exciting opportunities for audiences to interact with a wealth of Culinary Personalities.
The IIFFS Food Series includes a vast array of Irelands most recognized and respected chefs, business owners and operators, critics and producers.
Philip O’Brien, Event Director said “the culinary aspect to the IIFFS is very exciting, we have such an abundance of talented chefs, producers and food entrepreneurs in Ireland that all who attend the food series should learn and gain inspiration. One of the aims of the IIFFS is to generate debate and profile for Irish culinary reputation internationally and we will get input and perspective from those who have been and those who are pushing the boundaries”.
Guests can expect to see Irish Chef of The Year, Danni Barry, (Eipic Restaurant, Belfast), the mercurial Mickael Viljanen, (Greenhouse Restaurant, Dublin) legendary food pioneer Denis Cotter (Paradiso, Cork), Jess Murphy (Kai, Galway), Prannie Rhattigan (Seaweed Kitchen, Sligo) , Mags Kirwan and a host of others. They will speak about their unique experiences and debate the future of Irish food.
The Fashion and Design events will feature workshops and talks on the business of fashion delivered by renowned international and national industry and business experts.
The IIFFS is the concept of Joanne Costello, a Sligo native and graduate of fashion styling from the prestigious Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design, London. She commented, “The purpose of the IIFFS is to provide a platform to allow each industry to be inspired both creatively and commercially. As well as being a showcase for Irish talent it will also allow interaction with international experts from both industries.”
For more information, visit www.iiffs.ie.