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    Gary O’Hanlon Inspires Chefs at Fáilte Ireland’s Taste of Place Training Programme Workshop in Cork

    Gary O’Hanlon Inspires Chefs at Fáilte Ireland’s Taste of Place Training Programme Workshop in Cork


    Fáilte Ireland, this week (Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd) held a two-day training programme Taste of Place, for chefs and cooks from Cork, Kerry, Tipperary, Wexford, Limerick, Waterford and Carlow at the Cork Institute of Technology with renowned chef, Gary O’Hanlon giving cookery demonstrations and insights to the group.

    Fáilte Ireland developed the new Taste of Place programme to help chefs and culinary teams to leverage the growing trend of tourists seeking out locally sourced dishes and the stories behind them by providing stand out local and seasonal cuisine.

    The programme armed chefs with insights into how food motivates the tourist, provide the latest tourism trends and culinary concepts and underlined the business benefits of sourcing locally.

    Chefs and cooks responsible for food preparation, presentation and menu development, also saw first-hand a variety of dishes demonstrated using the best local ingredients.

    Tracey Coughlan, Food Tourism Manager with Fáilte Ireland commented:

    “This new programme has been developed by Fáilte Ireland, to ensure that visitors to Ireland enjoy a real taste of place and to support the latest three-year food and drink initiative ‘Taste the Island’ by equipping chefs across Ireland with the knowledge on the power and benefits of using local produce to deliver an unforgettable visitor experience.”

    Head Chef Gary O’Hanlon added:

    “I was thrilled to help deliver Fáilte Ireland’s Taste of Place programme and I commend their vision and drive in promoting local produce through the Taste the Island programme. It was a pleasure to work with other like-minded chefs and culinary teams to reinforce the message how using quality locally sourced food and beverage can benefit their business and the overall tourist experience.” 


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