Good Food Ireland has a proven track record in bringing to life Ireland’s food tourism scene. Margaret Jeffares, Founder and CEO and Susan Kerr, Operations Director have vast experience in food and tourism hospitality, having both worked in the industry for the last twenty five years. Good Food Ireland has represented Ireland at international events and has been invited many times by government and its’ agencies to showcase Ireland through it’s cuisine and local food produce. Events such as the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race, The Breeders Cup World Horse Racing Championship and numerous other events across Ireland’s overseas Embassies and trade and consumer shows have all helped build relationships, highlight the country’s culture and create economic opportunities for business.
For the last three years, Good Food Ireland partnered with the Web Summit, the world’s largest start up tech conference. It achieved an unthinkable task, bringing together some 600 chefs, food producers, farmers and fishermen from the four corners of Ireland to serve up the very best of Irish food to 30,000 delegates from 100+ countries.
Last year Good Food Ireland was honoured with a prestigious inaugural award from The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation – “Best Food Experience” for its overwhelming contribution to Ireland’s economy and food tourism business at the recent Web Summit.
Good Food Ireland is now proud to have Patrick Delaney and Pádraic Gilligan of SoolNua on board as partners in the creation and operation of touRRoir. As former owners of Ovation Group, Delaney and Gilligan were responsible for some of the largest, most high profile conferences and events ever to be staged on the island of Ireland. Their stellar reputations as leaders and innovators in the field of global congress tourism will ensure touRRoir’s success.