This year marks Tipperary’s first ever Food Extravaganza in association with Bord Bia and the Tipperary Food Producers Network. The event, which takes place in the Clonmel Park Hotel on November 10th at 7.30pm, aims to showcase and increase awareness of local produce in the run-up to Christmas. We are organizing a panel of high profile tweeters to attend the event, along with 4 students from the Food Connect programme, to share their experiences in realtime on Twitter. The event will consist of each producer showcasing their products from a stall, a range of canapes made from local ingredients, a number of cooking demonstrations from Sheila Kelly and Sarah Baker and a talk from Master of Wines, Jane Boyce.
As the Food Connect programme is running simultaneous to this event, this is a great opportunity for students to learn how twitter can be implemented to great effect in a practical, real life scenario. Anyone attending the event is encouraged to tweet their experiences of the night using the hashtag #tippfood.
We hope you enjoyed reading this post by Pat Whelan of James Whelan Butchers. Pat is a 5th generation butcher, cook book author and the director of James Whelan Butchers with shops in Clonmel, the Avoca Food Market Monkstown and Avoca Rathcoole. Sign up to our newsletter for more updates from James Whelan Butchers