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World Food Day at Thomond Park – 16th October

Wednesday, October 03, 2012


World Food Day will take place in Thomond Park on Oct 16th

Limerick’s culinary community and Thomond Park is marking World Food Day with a unique food festival, showcasing the delights of global cuisine. World Food Day is held annually on October 16th to commemorate the founding of the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The programme is aimed at increasing awareness on topical issues around food production. World Food Day in Thomond Park will showcase the very best foods from over 14 different countries, including France, Italy, Ghana, Nigeria, Poland, Latvia and Ireland, to name but a few. Guests are invited to enjoy a whirlwind of entertainment and cuisine from nationalities all over the world.
“Its crucial that we all take a moment to think about where our food comes from and the challenges facing the people who produce our food”, said Pat O’Sullivan, owner of Masterchefs Hospitality. “Hopefully an event like this will highlight the conversation about where food comes from, who cultivates it, and how we can make the food system more just and sustainable”. Around the world, in private homes, farmers markets, schools and public events, people will gather to break bread together and have a conversation about the food that sustains all of us and the solution we can all contribute to make the world a better place; efforts that this World Food Day aims to highlight and bring attention to the injustices of the global food system and get on the path to change.”
Limerick’s celebration of World Food Day takes place on October 16th at 7pm and this magical evening begins with music and entertainment, provided by several nationalities, while guests sip drinks and enjoy the reception. Guest chefs from around the world will provide live cookery demonstrations on the main stage while you mingle in the aroma of international cuisine. Tasting vouchers are provided with a complimentary glass of wine and if you want to make a night of it more vouchers can be purchased at the event. All proceeds from this event will go to Self Help Africa, an association working with rural communities to help them improve their farms and their livelihoods.
Tickets are only €20.00 and are available from Thomond Park on 061-421106 or Gaye Moore on 087-2766012.