Schedule: Food for Thought with Regina XXL

Friday September 3rd

12.00pm - 4.00pm Session - BOOK NOW

12:15 The Gaiety School of Acting Presents Bite Sized Theatre

Love Factually - By Ruairi Lenaghan, DANNY RYAN - By Benjamin Reilly, Invisible-ability - By Dympna Heffernan, Connemarvellous - By Bláthnaid Daly & Fiona Bergin.

13:00 Food Producer Showcase: Mezze

Nicola and Dvir from Mezze in Tramore, Waterford will discuss their journey in making their way to Ireland to set up their deli and cookery school and their love and passion for Middle Eastern Food.

14:00 Sustainability: Fishy Business with Niall Sabongi and Finn Van Der Aar 

5.30pm - 10.30pm Session - LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING

15:00 Ireland's Hidden Food Trails: Mayo 

Sharon Noonan plus guests Jonathan Keane of The Lodge at Ashford, Martina Calvey of Achill Lamb & Dermot Madigan of Mulranny Park Hotel. 

18:15 Wine Masterclass: Station to Station Wine

Fabian Jouves: the wild man of modern French wine.

19:00 Culture Vultures: Jackie Beverly 

Live Music and Chat with Tony Clayton Lea.

19:45 Panel Discussion Starting from Scratch

Food Entrepreneurs Gráinne Mullins of Grá Chocolates, Conor Bacon of Too Savage & Harry Colly of Harry's Nutbutter.

20:30 Powerscourt Distillery with Santina Kennedy: Discussion on sustainability in food and drink production in Ireland and the importance and value of creating sustainable enterprises.  

Saturday September 4th 

11.30am - 2.30pm Session - BOOK NOW

11:45 Panel Discussion: Wanna meet for Brunch? 

Anthony Remedy will discuss our fascination and love of brunch.

12:30 The Gaiety School of Acting Presents Bite Sized Theatre 

Love Factually - By Ruairi Lenaghan, DANNY RYAN - By Benjamin Reilly, Invisible-ability - By Dympna Heffernan, Connemarvellous - By Bláthnaid Daly & Fiona Bergin.

13:15 Food&Wine Magazine presents: ‘A new vision for Irish school canteens': 

A conversation featuring food entrepreneur and writer Domini Kemp and Aisling Rogerson of The Fumbally Cafe.

14:00 Panel Discussion: Women & The Business of Food

Annie Dunne, Birgitta Curtain, Miena Rust & Fallon Moore in conversation with Sharon Noonan.

3.30pm - 6.30pm Session - LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING

15:45 Sustainability: Reducing Food Waste at Home

Conor Spacey with lots of helpful tips and tricks on how to reduce food waste at home.

16:30 Ireland's Hidden Food Trails: Wexford 

Sharon Noonan plus guests Kevin Dundon, Paul Hynes, Lorraine O'Dwyer.

17:15 Wine Masterclass: Loose Canon: The Fifty Shades of Rosé - The paler the better? 

They say every Rose smells just as sweet - but is that the problem! Time to look at why we judge  the colour of Rosé with tinted glasses.

18:00 Food Producer Showcase: Velvet Cloud 

Aisling Flanagan chats about her sheep's milk and yogurt business

7.30pm - 10.30pm Session - LIMITED TICKETS REMAINING

19:30 Panel Discussion: The Evolution & Revolution of Irish Street Food 

Eric Matthews, Marcus O'Laoire & James Patrice discuss how the street food scene has evolved in Ireland and how it is revolutionising the food world of food.

20:15 Powerscourt Distillery with Santina Kennedy: Discussion on Women in Whiskey to include how more women are choosing whiskey and what are the social and cultural factors driving this.

21:00 Culture Vultures: Laura Elizabeth Hughes 

Live Music and Chat With Tony Clayton Lea.

Sunday September 5th 

12pm - 3.00pm Session - BOOK NOW

11:45 Food Producer Showcase: Sugarloaf Bakery 

Join Fabiano Mayor as he discusses Brazilian food culture and setting up his own bakery in Dublin.

12:30 The Gaiety School of Acting Presents Bite Sized Theatre 

Love Factually - By Ruairi Lenaghan, DANNY RYAN - By Benjamin Reilly, Invisible-ability - By Dympna Heffernan, Connemarvellous - By Bláthnaid Daly & Fiona Bergin.

13:15 Sustainability: Bee Power 

Olly Nolan of Olly's Honey will discuss environmental issues, the powerful role of bees in the food ecosystem, building an Irish honey brand.

14:00 Panel Discussion: Food-grammers

How to make it as a food influencer. Ever wondered how to build a brand and following on Instagram and to become a food influencer? Eoin Sheehan of Country Munch & Jess and Rachel Hill (@dublinfoodietwins) will chat all things food-grammers. 

3.45pm - 6.45pm Session - BOOK NOW

15:45 Ireland's Hidden Food Trails: Midlands

Sharon Noonan plus guests Chef Gary O'Hanlon, Eva Milka of Gaelic Escargot and Sham Hanifa.

16:30 Food Producer Showcase: Ellie's Kitchen

Hear Ellie Kisyombe's story of living in direct provision and then creating and running her own successful food business. 

17:15 Wine Masterclass: Station to Station Wine

Ballyhaunis Burgundy: the talented Ms. Roisin Curley

18:00 Panel Discussion: A Sense of Place 

Jordan Bailey of 2 Michelin-starred Aimsir and Cuan Greene of Omos discuss what we can learn from the Nordic way of eating and cooking & the importance of looking to the local landscape to feed us. How can consumers can learn from the example chefs are setting to be more inspired to think critically when we shop and cook.

7.30pm - 10.30pm Session - BOOK NOW

19:30 Cookbook Corner: Graham Herterich

Join cookbook fanatic Graham as he shares his favourite cookbooks and the recipes he comes back to time and time again plus a fantastic anecdote about Heston Blumenthal!

20:15 Powerscourt Distillery with Santina Kennedy: Discussion on Place on a Plate

How gastronomy can create enhanced experiences for visitors to Ireland and attract culinary tourists through a viable Food Tourism offering.

21:00 Culture Vultures: Galia Arad 

Live Music and Chat with Tony Clayton Lea.