Food on the Edge 2018 Line Up

Food on the Edge sponsored by S.Pellegrino returns on 22 and 23 October, with some of the biggest names in food heading to Galway on Ireland’s rugged West Coast for the two day symposium.

Over 50 top chefs and food leaders will be speaking at the event, which this year takes ‘Conversations’ as one if its central themes, alongside the ‘Future of Food,’ as a way to expand on some of the issues raised at previous editions. 

Speaking at the event’s national launch in Dublin, chef and organiser JPMcMahon said: “I think it’s very good to sometimes talk through some of the issues and the problems, whether they are mental health, food waste, or education on the chef’s side and also the food education of our children, and that plays into who we are as a society.” The event this year will be dedicated to the memory of the late Anthony Bourdain, who died in June. 

Early bird tickets priced at €300 are still available for the event until 31 August.

Speakers this year include Albert Adria of Tickets, Ana Roš of Hiša Franko, Andoni Luis Aduriz of Mugaritz, Clare Smyth of Core, Malena Martinez of Mater Iniciativa, Matt Orlando of Amass and Will Goldfarb of Room 4 Dessert.

See the full list of confirmed speakers, which is subject to change and additions, below.


Aidan McGee, Corrigan’s, London

Albert Adria, Tickets, Barcelona

Ana Roš, Hiša Franko, Slovenia

Andoni Luis Aduriz, Mugaritz, San Sebastian

Anita Hayes, Irish Seed Savers

Andy McFadden, Glovers Alley by Andy McFadden, Dublin

Arlette Eulert & Malena Martinez, Matria, Peru

Alexandre Silva, LOCO, Lisbon

Carri Thurman & Sharon Roufa, Two Sisters Bakery, Homer, Alaska

Clare Smyth, Core by Clare Smyth, London

Conor Spacey, Chef’s Manifesto, Dublin

Diana Henry, Food Writer

Didier Ferilati, co-director de Fuego Amigo consultaría

Douglas McMaster, Silo, Brighton

Duncan Welgemoed, Africola, Adelaide, Australia

Emma Bengtsson, Aquavit, NYC

Eric Vildgaard, Restaurant Jordnaer, Denmark

Esben Holmboe Bang & Halaigh Whelan-McManus, Maaemo, Norway

Hans Neuner, Ocean Restaurant, Portugal

Helena Puolakka, Aster, London

James Whetlor & Jonathan Woolway, Goatober, London

Jeremy Chan & Iré Hassan-Odukale, Ikoyi, London

Joe Warwick, Where Chefs Eat

Jorge Vallejo, Quintonil, Mexico City

Joshna Maharaj, chef/speaker/activist, Toronto

Joshua Smith, Moody’s Delicatessen & Provisions, Boston

Julie Dupouy, Down2Wine, Ireland

Kemal Demirasal, Alancha, Istanbul

Kevin Burke, The Ninth, London

Lars Williams, Empirical Spirits, Denmark

Lauren Singer, Trash Is For Tossers, NYC

Luke French, Joro, Sheffield

Marguerite Keogh, The Five Fields, London

Mark Anderson, Gather & Gather, Dublin

Matt Orlando, Amass, Copenhagen

Nathan Outlaw, Restaurant Nathan Outlaw, Cornwall, UK

Nathan Thornburgh, Roads & Kingdoms, Parts Unknown

Neven Maguire, MacNean House & Restaurant, Ireland

Niall Davidson, Nuala, London

Nicolai Ellitsgaard Pedersen, Under, Norway

Nicolas Min JØrgensen, Substans, Aarhus, Denmark

Nicolai Nørregaard, Kadeau, Copenhagen

Norbert Niederkofler, St. Hubertus, Dolomites, Italy

Pádraic Óg Gallagher, The Boxty House, Dublin

Paul Cunningham, Henne Kerkebe Kro, Denmark

Paul Finkelstein, Eat Fit, Canada

Paul Ivic, Tian, Vienna

Sasu Laukkonen, Ora, Helsinki

Shauna & Mark Froydenlund, Marcus Restaurant, London

Skye Gyngell, Spring Restaurant, London

Vladimir Mukhin, White Rabbit, Moscow

Will Goldfarb, Room4Dessert, Bali

Yasuhiro Fujio, S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018


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