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Our quality assured dining events showcase the culinary and cultural identity of our island. Carefully crafted collaborative menus bring together Ireland’s leading chefs and local food and drink producers creating a unique immersive experience. Our exclusive live online experiences and virtual tours take you on an sensory, mind-expanding adventure.

Incentives

Incentives
We produced for our client Odyssey International, a farewell Irish food and culture garden party for their 2,500 US corporate guests, the biggest Incentive our country has produced to date.

VIRTUAL EVENTS

VIRTUAL EVENTS
Corporate and team building interactive activities like you've never experienced before. Our bespoke live online and virtual experiences include Online Cooking Courses, Tours, Meet the Makers, Celebrated Chef Masterclasses & more.

LAUNCHES

LAUNCHES
A bespoke dining experience to launch "The Country Cooking of Ireland" by acclaimed US Food Author, Colman Andrews. Others include: The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD), Brown Thomas, Kildare Village.

POP UP VILLAGE

POP UP VILLAGE
Great food and great racing came together with our pop up dining village at the Dubai Duty Free The Irish Derby Festival in the Curragh. Others include: World Sheep Shearing Championships, Kildare Village, Hillsborough Castle, St Patrick's Day Festival London, Ireland Day Dubai, Taste of Bath, Amsterdam, Dublin and London, BBC Good Food Show.

IRELAND REPRESENTATION

IRELAND REPRESENTATION
The richest sporting event in the world, The Breeders Cup invited us to represent the culinary cuisine of our country at their Taste of the World pre-opening private party. Others include: Best of Britain and Ireland London, Flavours of Ireland London, Volvo Ocean Race, Meitheal International Tour Operators Workshop, BBC Good Food Show, Good Food & Wine Show South Africa, BIT Milan, ITB Berlin, Best of Britain & Ireland.

SPORTING EVENTS

SPORTING EVENTS
Working with Tourism Ireland we brought our food and our people to all stopovers of the Volvo Ocean Race, Alicante, Boston, Capetown, China, Stockholm and Galway and fed our Irish Green Dragon crew, provided tastings and produced gala dinners for 250 of our country's guests. Others include: Darley Irish Oaks, Tattersalls International Horse Trials, Breeders Cup USA, The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Festival, The Irish Open.

CORPORATE OCCASIONS

CORPORATE OCCASIONS
We created a dining showcase for the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) to highlight the wealth of premium Irish food across our country for An Taoiseach and Irish government Ministers. Others include: Kildare Village, Darley, KPMG, Dertour Germany, Web Summit, Odyssey International.

CULINARY DIPLOMACY

CULINARY DIPLOMACY
We have won the hearts and minds of many people through our food, changed perceptions and helped our country raise its value at home and all over the world. Others include: US Ambassador's Residence, British Ambassador's Garden Party and The Irish Embassy network worldwide. Our Founder Margaret Jeffares was invited to the White House by the US President in recognition.

What we can do for you

We create bespoke dining events and virtual food and drink experience solutions that will have your people talking about for years to come. And you will sustainably support Ireland’s chefs, farmers, food producers and fishermen, benefit local communities and safeguard the future livelihoods of Irish people. 

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Tell us what you need, we are quick to react and focused on your goals, we know our food and our people.
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We produce the food & drink element of your event and have much experience working with conference organisers and event management partners.
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You will have access to our proven methodologies, skilled project managers and quality assured all-island Collection of local food and drink providers.
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You will be immersed in Ireland’s ever changing and diversifying culinary scene. Your vision will be brought to life and your people talking about it for years to come.

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Our team is on hand to support you in delivering your best event ever. Our connected experiences are like no other. Let us share our deep rooted passion , our stories, dedication and pride. Let’s come together! 

our Events

Do you want to bring to life the food and drink element of your event? We have done what no one has done before. No event is too large or too small. Our unique operating protocol and proven track record gives you assurance in knowing that we know our food and our people!

Good Food Ireland

THE VISION

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Web Summit

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Challenge

Overview

Called ‘the best technology conference on the planet’ with a stellar line-up of speakers and attendees, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to the most exciting start-ups in the world, the Web Summit partnered with Good Food Ireland® to deliver the Food Summit.

Web Summit CEO Paddy Cosgrave approached our Founder Margaret Jeffares to work with Good Food Ireland® to produce the best quality local dining experience for his 20,000 delegates in a green field over the three days of the conference. He wanted his visitors from 100+ countries, many coming to Ireland for the first time to be served top quality Irish food from small producers all over Ireland and this he could be assured of with Good Food Ireland®. There was a further requirement to provide private breakfasts, lunches and dinners for a select group of corporate sponsors over the three-day period and on the final night a gala party for 1,000 of the world’s top media, corporate founders and key invited guests.

All Menus had to offer much variety and take into account multiple dietary requirements, not just allergy demands but cultural and individual beliefs as well.

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Strategy

Initial Meeting

Planning

Set up

We work with you to create your perfect event!

We proposed an Irish food and drink showcase whereby we would craft a collaborative menu and bring together producers and chefs from all over the island who would not just make the dishes but also serve them.

Delegates would have the unique opportunity to meet the people behind the food, from the chefs to the cheesemakers, the ice cream producers, the fruit growers, the bakers, the oyster farmers and many more. The Marquee and services would be provided by the client but we would be required to build the kitchen and all associated requirements ensuring food safety compliance. Once our proposal was accepted, we immediately set about appointing our Project Team.

WE KNOW OUR FOOD AND OUR PEOPLE

We carefully selected chefs and food and drink producers from all over the island of Ireland who worked with us to create an experience, the like of which had never happened in our country before.

A menu was drawn up that reflected Ireland’s wonderful produce and best culinary talent. Having completed the flow management plan, we worked with our client on all other aspects, installed a full kitchen inside the marquee and implemented food safety compliance. A massive coordinated operational plan, that would manage a production team of over 650 people was then put in place.

THE IMPACT IS IMMENSE

Over 250 Good Food Ireland® approved businesses, food and drink producers and chefs from Ireland’s leading restaurants, hotels, pubs, cafes, food shops and cookery schools were all involved. We created over 50,000 hot food dishes over the three days and food producers ramped up their production to undreamed of levels, with ice cream makers trying to find freezer space like never before, as our selected producers and artisans began their preparations for this historic event.

Almost 2,000 kilos of Irish farmhouse cheese were eaten, with an equivalent quantity of relish, 35,000 Waterford blaas and Ulster soda farls, along with an extraordinary 9,000 pots of delicious Irish yoghurts. Add to that the thousands of shortbread biscuits, apples, crisps, tubs of ice cream and handmade chocolates that were enjoyed.

THE EVENT

Good Food Ireland® can always be guaranteed to come up with a few surprises. This happy family of chefs, cooks, restaurants, hotels, B&B’s, guesthouses, pubs, cafes, cookery schools, food and drink producers and shops, brings only the very best Irish ingredient-led experience to the table. That’s a given.

For the Food Summit with Good Food Ireland® we came up with a special and innovative way to enjoy the food of our island – in the form of the Pop-Up Good Food Ireland® Restaurant experience. We brought the chefs out of their familiar kitchens, into an arena specially designed to showcase their cooking skills. Some familiar and household names of the cooking world, plus the country’s top chefs, created dishes that involved conscientious sourcing and commitment to Irish produce.

Created with flair and diversity by the Masters of their craft, it was a unique dining experience in unusual surroundings. The Good Food Ireland® Pop-Up Restaurant was a one-off opportunity for delegates to enjoy specially devised dishes, made from Irish farm reared meats, fresh fish and seafood from Irish waters, and a wealth of artisan and farmhouse specialities. Bringing together the Good Food Ireland® family and ethos on a world stage, it greatly enhanced the delegate experience, changed much perception and grew Ireland’s food and culinary reputation.

Good Food Ireland® was honoured to win the inaugural “Best Food Experience” at the Irish Tourism Industry (ITIC) Awards.

Meet the people

Behind the food

Jane Russell, Jane Russell Sausages and Peter Caviston, Caviston’s Restaurant and Food Emporium Glasthule Dublin

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Tom and Rory O’ Connell

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Meet the Makers

Meet the Makers at the Good Food Ireland® Food Summit at the Web Summit

Chef Martin Shanahan Fishy Fishy Restaurant Kinsale

Chef Martin Shanahan Fishy Fishy Restaurant Kinsale serves up Irish Mussels to International media and guests at the Good Food Ireland® Food Summit at the Web Summit

Master Baker Dermot Walsh Waterford Blaa

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Preparations underway at the Good Food Ireland® Food Summit at the Web Summit

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Chef Ross Lewis

Chef Ross Lewis Chapter One Dublin busy preparing for guests at the Good Food Ireland® Food Summit at the Web Summit

Rebecca Harte Farmgate Cafe The English Market Cork

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The Ballymaloe Team

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Darina Allen

Fishmonger
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Get in contact today
to start organizing your event

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No fee for repro - please credit Paul Sherwood. Copyright Paul Sherwood © 2014. Food Summit at the Web Summit 2014, RDS, Dublin. November 2014.

No fee for repro - please credit Paul Sherwood. Copyright Paul Sherwood © 2014. Food Summit at the Web Summit 2014, RDS, Dublin. November 2014.

Food Summit at the Web Summit 2015, RDS, Dublin. November 2015

No fee for repro - please credit Paul Sherwood. Copyright Paul Sherwood © 2014. Food Summit at the Web Summit 2014, RDS, Dublin. November 2014.

No fee for repro - please credit Paul Sherwood. Copyright Paul Sherwood © 2014. Food Summit at the Web Summit 2014, RDS, Dublin. November 2014.

Food Summit at the Web Summit 2015, RDS, Dublin. November 2015

Food Summit at the Web Summit 2015, RDS, Dublin. November 2015

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Testimonials

A wonderful way to showcase the local food and drink of Ireland and entice people to come and spend a holiday there. Well done Good Food Ireland®

Constance Feeley, London