This year's Westport Food Fest Forum will be part of a special festival launch night taking place on Thursday May 19th with special guest on the night, “unrelenting Irish food visionary”, JP McMahon.
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For more information check out the Westport Food Festival website
About JP McMahon
JP McMahon is a chef, restaurateur and author. He is culinary director of the EatGalway Restaurant Group, which comprises Michelin-starred Aniar restaurant, award-winning Spanish restaurant Cava Bodega, and Eat Gastropub - which has inspired his next cookbook, Gastropub Revolution. He also runs the Aniar Boutique Cookery School. JP is committed to the educational and ethical aspects of food; to buying and supporting the best of local and free-range produce, and engaging directly with farmers and producers.
JP is the founder and plays host to one of the biggest and most talked about international food events in Europe, Food On The Edge. The inaugural event took place in Galway in October 2015 with 2016 already causing stir. The event features the best international chefs from across the globe. The Edge 2015 won Food Event of the Year from John and Sally McKenna and received worldwide recognition.
Director, founder and current chair of the Galway Food Festival, JP is an ambassador for Irish food and a network leader for the global Cook it Raw project. He is also the ambassador for Spanish food in Ireland in particular promoting the wines of Rías Baixas (Galicia) and Jerez. JP is currently a commissioner for Euro-Toques Ireland and sits on its Food Council.
JP is also a published author and writer of Tapas, A Taste of Spain in Ireland, with a second book, Gastropub Revolution, currently in production. He is a food writer and has a weekly column in the Irish Times. He is also a regular contributor to Newstalk radio and a bi-weekly slot on RTE TV plus was the winning mentor for the 2015 RTE Series Taste of Success.
The 2016 Westport Food Festival has moved to June and will take place over the weekend of the 24th to the 26th of June. Check out www.westportfoodfestival.ie for more information and the full programme of events.