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Melissa Thompson – Helping Professional Communities Flourish: tackling Systemic Prejudice in Food, Drink and Hospitality

Drawing on her extensive experience as a food writer, Melissa Thompson will consider ways in which systemic racism is limiting career progression for food professionals of African and Caribbean origin working in the UK. She will explore tactics for community empowerment and reflect on how we might tackle embedded prejudice.

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Eating to Extinction or Protecting Diverse Communities

In conversation with Donald Sloan, Dan will the explore the world’s most endangered food cultures, and propose what we must do to protect the diverse communities they represent.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – Gala Dinner to Showcase Best of Northern Ireland – 13th April

The Gastronomy Summit 2022 Gala Dinner, at Belfast City Hall on 13th April, will showcase and celebrate the produce and talent that defines Northern Ireland as a leading food and drink destination.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – Michael Caines MBE and Marc Millon – Building local food systems: harnessing the power of community in Devon, UK

Gastronomy Summit 2022. In this session Michael Caines MBE and Marc Millon will consider close collaboration amongst food and drink professionals, as the key to creating a world-class gastronomic destination.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – Dr Jessica B. Harris – Culinary History: A Community Confidence Builder

In her keynote session, distinguished culinary historian Dr Jessica B. Harris, will explore how the study of culinary history can reveal hidden and suppressed stories and, in doing so, instill confidence across communities.

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Gastronomy Summit 2022 – ‘Tatale’ – dinner from Akwasi Brenya-Mensa – 12th April

Dinner at Gastronomy Summit 2022, on 12th April, will be prepared by Ghanaian-British cook and curator, Akwasi Brenya-Mensa, in partnership with culinary arts management students from Ulster University.

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