Athrú 2016 Inaugural Conference

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The Athrú 2016 Inaugural Conference takes place in Galway this July.

Leading female chefs and restaurateurs from across Ireland and Europe are coming together for a culinary think-in and conference on gender roles within professional kitchens and throughout the hospitality sector.

The two day meet up will run from Monday 18th July to 19th July with workshops being facilitated at 56 Central and key note addresses and think in collaborative sessions with all attendees. The workshops will run from 9am to 2pm on both days.

Why should everyone be playing their part and attending at Athrú 2016, in Galway next week? Here are 3 reasons:
“We just want to insure that we are doing everything possible to get an equal playing field for both men and women working inside kitchens and within the hospitality sector” Jess Murphy Kai Cafe + Restaurant
“Gender parity in the workplace is good for everyone's health and happiness but, most of all, it's good for business” Trish Deseine
"Women's voices need to be heard and their talents deployed, so that we can boost confidence in the food sector, and construct a vision of the future based on values of sustainability and equal opportunity”
Maria Canabal

Of course, mighty creative and powerful women are a pivotal element of Ireland’s food culture. But we can all do more.

To celebrate Athrú we've put together a photocall of some of Ireland's great female role models. Women have made an incredible contribution to Irish food, let's all find ways to make it feasible for more women to join this challenging profession.

Tickets, €35 are available from Follow Athrú 2016 on Instagram and Twitter @athru2016


Gill Carroll
Georgina O’Sullivan
Diana Dodog
Ali Honour
Maura Foley
Maria McNeela
Catherine Fulvio
Caitlin Ruth
Carmel Somers
Kay Harte
Eleanor Walsh
Jess Murphy
Claire Nash
Michelle Darmody
Aine Maguire
Elaine Murphy
Patsy O’Kane
Aoife Barker
Louise Bannon
Myrtle Allen