Mná na hÉireann take centre stage at Savour Kilkenny with an impressive line-up of female chefs

Jeeny Maltese

Savour Kilkenny Food Festival is delighted to showcase the best of Irish cuisine with a spectacular line-up of female chefs and producers headlining this year’s event, taking place from October 27th to 30th.

Celebrating the richness and diversity of our local food industry, the annual festival features a star-studded line-up of chefs including culinary powerhouses such as Darina Allen, Rachel Allen, Anne Neary, Laura Gannon, Jeeny Maltese, Jess Murphy and many more.

Attendees will have the opportunity to witness the talent and expertise of these renowned chefs as they demonstrate their culinary prowess with baking demonstrations, zero waste cookery demos, seasonal cooking, and low fuss cooking demonstrations.

In addition to the exceptional skills of these female chefs, Savour Kilkenny Food Festival will also put Irish produce at the forefront. Showcasing the finest ingredients sourced locally, the festival aims to promote and support the incredible bounty that Ireland has to offer. From farm-fresh vegetables and succulent shellfish to botanical cuisine, visitors can expect a true gastronomic experience.

The festival’s focus on the link between health and food continues with Catherine O’Keeffe, Wellness Warrior, who specialises in the importance of food and nutrition in dealing with menopause while her near neighbour Tracie Daly, Food Business Coach, will advise and assist those considering setting up a food business or seeking to develop their existing one.

“Savour Kilkenny Food Festival is not just a celebration of food, but an appreciation of the hard work, dedication, and talent of our incredible chefs and producers,” said Marian Flannery, Festival Manager. “We are thrilled to be able to unite these passionate individuals and shine a spotlight on the best of Ireland’s food industry. This year’s festival promises to be an unforgettable experience for food enthusiasts and visitors alike.”

Savour Kilkenny Food Festival is an annual event that aims to showcase the diverse and vibrant culinary scene of Ireland. The festival brings together renowned chefs, food producers, local businesses, and food enthusiasts to celebrate the richness of Irish cuisine. With an array of demonstrations, workshops, tastings, and events, Savour Kilkenny Food Festival offers a unique opportunity to indulge in the flavours and traditions that make Ireland’s food heritage so exceptional.


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