JP McMahon Announces Ireland’s Top Chefs as Guest Speakers at FOTE

JP McMahon Interview

Food On The Edge symposium director, JP McMahon, has announced that he will be joined by some of the country’s best chefs as guest speakers at the national launch of the event.

Andy McFadden, Danni Barry, Dylan McGrath and Domini Kemp will join McMahon in Glovers Alley on Monday the 13th of August to launch the eagerly awaited FOTE.

Speaking ahead of Monday’s launch, JP McMahon said: “We are delighted that Glovers Alley is the venue for the national launch of Food On The Edge 2018. Andy McFadden made a welcome return home to Ireland earlier this year and was one of the speakers during our first Food On The Edge in 2015.”


The man behind Glovers Alley, Andy McFadden will be speaking to revered chef Neven Maguire of MacNean House and Restaurant. Commenting on the announcement Andy said, “I was so inspired by Food On The Edge and I have noticed a distinct change in Irish food culture which is still evolving.”

Continuing on Andy said, “Food On The Edge is at the forefront of this. I’m looking forward to welcoming Food On The Edge friends and supporters next Monday and to speaking at Food On The Edge this year alongside my mentor and friend Neven Maguire.”


This year the theme of the symposium is focusing on ‘Conversations’, encouraging colleagues in the industry to become more open to talking about the difficulties they face.

JP explains this theme of FOTE as “conversations amongst peers, amongst mentors and their mentees, conversations about challenges and opportunities and of course, the conversations that take place over the dinner table.”

This year’s symposium is taking place in the Bailey Allen Hall at National University of Ireland Galway Ireland from Monday 22nd – Tuesday 23rd October.

Tickets to the symposium are selling fast, a two-day early bird ticket is available until 31st August which includes access to all talks, lunches and the events wrap party.

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