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Wednesday 20 November @ Hillstown Brewery, Ahoghill

This seminar was for new and existing food businesses to provide an insight into future food trends and innovation in food production.

Brian McDermott, who is an award-winning celebrity chef and author from Co Donegal, as well as chef-proprietor of the newly-restored Foyle Hotel in Moville, told of his journey to provide tasty, healthy food based around traditional recipes using local produce.  Fresh from his book Donegal Table winning Best Cookery Book in the World at the Gourmand Book Awards, Brian gave an insight into current food trends and new innovations

There was an overview of the Taste the Island initiative by Caroline Redmond of Irish Feast and Nigel Logan, owner of multi award-winning Hillstown Farm Shop, named Agri Food Business of the Year 2019, provided a tour and insight into how his farm evolved from traditional farming to brewing beer.