40+ Chefs Speaking at Food on the Edge 2018



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.”

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 Adurizof Mugaritz, Clare Smyth of Core, Malena Martinez of Mater Iniciativa, Matt Orlando of Amassand 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
  • 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