The global judging panel, comprised of international representatives from both the private and public sectors, nominated and chose the touRRoir 2016 Hall of Fame Honourees. During the Collaborative Gala Dinner Ceremony, three honourees were inducted to the touRRoir Hall of Fame under the private, public and media category.We are very proud that Dublin, Ireland was the first city to host this unique Hall of Fame. It is our ambition that a touRRoir Award will become the most sought after recognition in global food tourism and culture.
Inductees were selected by the global judging panel, comprised of international representatives from both the private and public sectors, who bring a wealth of experience to the judging panel from a range of industries.
Margaret Jeffares (Chairperson) has extensive experience in food and tourism having worked in the travel, hospitality and agri food industries for 30 years. In 2000, she became a marketing consultant forging links with…
Owner of Ballymaloe Cookery School in Shanagarry, Co Cork, Ireland, teacher, food writer, newspaper columnist, cookbook author and television presenter. The Ballymaloe Cookery School is situated in the midst of a 100 acre organic farm.
Colman Andrews, editorial director and vice-president of TheDailyMeal.com, is an internationally known food writer and editor and award-winning cookbook author. He was the co-founder of Saveur, hailed as “the ultimate food magazine“.
Peter Rigby is a writer and journalist and has worked and lived in Australia, Europe, US and Asia. He currently lives in Perth, Western Australia. His company Rigby Transmedia – www.rigby-transmedia.com specialises in media
Tim Alper is a British food writer and recipe developer who lives in Seoul, South Korea. He has contributed to publications such as The Guardian, The Jewish Chronicle, Chosun Ilbo and Joongang Ilbo. He is the former food editor of Korean Air’s in-flight