Celebrate and develop the food culture, in Ireland based on the relationship society has with food, soil and sea, our food heritage and wider stakeholders. Preserve and build on our food heritage and our food heritage and craftsmanship. Create a research library of food heritage, craft and culture. Create and provide access to authentic and immersive food experiences, insight and transfer of knowledge working with the best of regional and national quality food producers. Facilitate learning through connective experiences between consumers and food producers.
Access to knowledge and skills through lifelong learning about food culture for current and future generations. Access to critical thinkers and practitioners vital to the development of our food industry. This will include themes such as sustainability, food culture, regeneration, history and sociology, craftsmanship and heritage. Partner with domestic and international established networks and academic institutions to facilitate accreditation, access research programmes and create an international education focus. Train best in class craft producers to become qualified educators to facilitate knowledge transfer. Provide fundamental culinary skills education to consumers.
Connect domestic and global food producers, consumers, food professionals and service providers through an effective network to educate, share knowledge, stories and skills. Provide a collaborative space for food producers, consumers, food professionals and service providers to connect and share experiences and for ideas to emerge. Help food producers, consumers, food professionals and service providers connect to the source of our food and create ties with the soil and sea.
Grow our authentic Irish food culture which has a positive impact on all of our stakeholders. Increase the demand for sustainably produced local food of quality thereby increasing the economic viability of quality food producers and food businesses, through education. Foster an entrepreneurial ethos and strengthen the conditions that enables job creation through a stronger food culture. Strengthen rural development and employment through a stronger food culture. Maximise our food tourism potential through the further development of and sharing of Irish food culture and heritage.
Engage with our government bodies, state agencies and institutions to help reframe how we think about Irish food by creating conversations and opinion changing dialogue in all we do. Inform and influence food education policy. Build a shared identity and cohesiveness around our fast developing Irish food culture. Work in partnership with our state agencies to support and serve our food producers, creating a strong food culture.