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On the grapevine: Jette Virdi’s Long Table Suppers

Food stylist and home economist, Jette Virdi, has come up with a rather intriguing idea to host Long Table Suppers, with the aim of giving back to the community.

Taking place on the 4th December in Rathmines in Dublin, the first part of the series will see a gathering of food lovers “to create a place where you can be inspired, create and connect over food and use that power of being together to help and give back to the community”.

Starting at 7pm, guests will enjoy welcome drinks,  four seasonal courses, and according to Jette, plenty of surprises and live music.



You can buy tickets on eventbrite here or from The Mart in Rathmines. If you’ve any questions about the event, feel free to ask the organisers on the event page!

(Images via Jette on Twitter)

Breakfast Bites – Learn how to make nutrition and health claims on food products

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s series of talks for businesses – Breakfast Bites is back for another round.

Taking place this October 2nd at 8.20am in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland HQ at Abbey Court, Lower Abbey Street in Dublin, the informal breakfast meeting will focus in on making nutrition and health claims on foods.

Dr. Mary Flynn of the FSAI will outline what you need to know to make nutrition and health claims on your food products.

She will explain where to find lists of approved claims, how to figure out if your product can make claims, and what way claims should be worded on pack.

There will be an opportunity to ask Mary questions at the end of her presentation.

For a further look on what’s on the agenda and to register for the event, click through to the Food Safety Authority of Ireland here.

Dublin’s Food and Hospitality event aims to help businesses maximise profit

For businesses, the ability to produce and maintain profits is of the utmost importance – not only to sustain moneyflow but also to retain employment.

This year’s Food & Hospitality Ireland event will see the food, hospitality and retail sectors examined under the spotlight with a focus on helping businesses maximise their profits in the upcoming months and in 2015.

Taking place on the 17th and 18th of September in Citywest Events Centre, the event is hoping to have thousands of visitors make their way to the expo.

“We have worked with our show partners to create show features that we believe will add real value to visitors’ businesses” said Toby Wand, Managing Director of Fresh Montgomery – organisers of Food & Hospitality Ireland.

“We’ve been working with the CSNA, the Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland and Maria O’Neill Designs to create our first-ever ‘Profit Shop’, and we’re confident that this feature will be one of the most popular at the event over the two days”.

Food & Hospitality’s Profit Shop will showcase how retailers can make the most of their floor space to add value to their businesses, with a fully interactive area using effective signage and new technologies.

One for budding chefs and food lovers, a new addition to the event is The Skillery which will see eight of Ireland’s top chefs demonstrating techniques that attendees can use in practice.

For those looking for a less practical approach, included in the line-up of speakers are Insomnia’s Bobby Kerr and Superquinn’s Eamonn Quinn who will be speaking about their successes in Ireland.

There will be over 100 exhibitors at the event who will be launching the latest products and services in Ireland and hoping to make new contacts – with 50% of 2013’s businesses returning, one of the exhibitors will claim the title of Product of the Show, highlighting the best of what’s being offered to visitors.

Exhibitors include Armagh Bramley Apples PGI, Montgomery Food Consulting, Pathos Continental Foods, Rosie & Jim Gourmet Chicken Products and Hugh Jordan.

Aside from exhibits, the annual Associated Craft Butchers of Ireland’s most prestigious awards are also set to take place at the event and the finals of the National Sausage & Puddings Competition.

Below, highlights from 2013 – to find out more about the event and to book tickets visit www.foodhospitality.ie

Breakfast Bites – Learn how to develop a new food business

Looking for some inspiration on how to develop a food or drink product for market and grow your business? Why not head along to this free event this Thursday.

Date: 24th July

Time: 8:20am – 9:20am with refreshments served from 8:00am

Location: Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Abbey Court, Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1

Organised by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland,  “Breakfast Bites” is a series of free, informal breakfast meetings for food businesses.

The aim of the meetings is to provide practical information on topics for those who are working on their own, in a small food business or  who want to get a new food business off the ground. 

Ciara McDonagh of Teagasc’s Food Industry Development Department will give an overview of the main stages involved in developing a new product, focusing on the technical requirements and important scale-up factors.

She works with small food businesses and startups, providing advice on how they can turn their ideas into real food products.

There will be an opportunity to ask her questions at the end of the presentation.

Register online for the event here.

(Image via Wikimedia Commons/Acdx)

Ballymaloe Cookery School’s Long Table Dinner to take place on July 22nd

Food lovers, this one’s for you. Ballymaloe Cookery School will be hosting a Long Table Dinner in one of their famous glasshouses on July 22nd.

The event begins in the late afternoon with a glass of bubbly, then followed by a stroll through the grounds and gardens where guests will eventually end up in the glasshouses (home to a vast array of vegetables and herbs).

Rory O’Connell and his team will cook up a storm and will serve an exclusive meal for 100 guests.

Now an annual meal at the school, tickets for the prestigious event are €120 and can be booked online here, or you can call the Cookery School Tel: + 353 21 4646785 or email: info@cookingisfun.ie

(Image via Cooking is Fun)