The first question people ask is ‘what exactly is a food tour?’ (find out here) and the second is ‘why are you doing this?’ It’s a fair enough question, for anyone who knows me I’m not identified as a ‘foodie’ necessarily. Ok I love food and drink, but I’ve no specific past experience in the world of food. Apart from eating. Lots of eating! (and a little* drinking)
My ‘background’ and identity to date has been in Architecture, Urban Regeneration and a love for our City Derry~Londonderry. This passion has only grown more in recent years having seen the City and its people shine so brightly throughout the City of Culture year. There’s a new found confidence and pride in Derry~Londonderry and so much potential exists.
With the launch of the Year of Food and Drink in Northern Ireland this year, I recognised the opportunity to showcase the City through its fantastic restaurants and eateries. To engage and connect more people to our local food and drink and to create a memorable, fun and quality experience doing so. To ensure that tourists and locals alike see and taste the best of the city. I felt strongly enough to pursue the idea and make it happen.
For me, the ultimate goal is to ensure authentic fun experiences, new relationships, spark conversations and generate momentum. Here in Derry we have so much to be proud of and show off. I think we should shout about it more!
On a food tour with yours truly, not only will I make absolutely sure you are well fed and watered with the most beautiful artisan produce and refreshing beers, but you will get a chance to meet and connect with the chefs and producers and see the City through the eyes of a local. I look forward to meeting you and showing just why Derry is a foodie City!
If you would like more information please feel free to contact me.
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