Networking is a vital part of any professional’s career. It is a fantastic way to build connections, gain knowledge, and explore opportunities in various industries. Created in Cavan recognizes the importance of networking events.

‘A Fresh Start’ will bring together local food producers, restauranteurs, chefs, and food enthusiasts to connect, collaborate and share their expertise.

The importance of networking within the food industry cannot be overstated and attending a Created in Cavan networking event can help you gain valuable insights, build new relationships, and grow your business.

In its fifth year, Created in Cavan, and its members, have travelled a long journey with some great highlights along the way.

In the food world, it’s important to keep things fresh, and that is also true for our network. It’s time for us to take stock of where we are at and set out a roadmap for the years to come.

We have arranged some amazing speakers to help generate new suggestions and have built in time for you to provide your views and ideas. This will be a stimulating and motivating evening for anyone in the food and drinks sector and your business will most certainly benefit from it.


The Gastro Gays

Patrick Hanlon and Russell Alford are food and travel writers having begun a decade ago and grown to an internationally acclaimed and awarded brand of content creation with over 70,000 eyes in their audience. The current restaurant critics of the Sunday Times Ireland, the pair are also authors of an award-winning debut cookbook, Hot Fat, and are regular contributors to the media sphere across print and radio. The pair have also been ambassadors for their local food and drink network Boyne Valley Flavours for over five years. and @GastroGays on all major social media platforms.

JP McMahon

JP McMahon, Drigin Gaffey , Tartare, cafe, restaurant, Galway, Oyster, sea lettuce & trout roe , beef tartare and pickled onions
Photo: xposure .

JP McMahon is a chef, restaurateur and author. He is co-owner and culinary director of Michelin-starred Aniar Restaurant & award-winning Spanish restaurant Cava Bodega; he also runs the Aniar Boutique Cookery School. In 2022 JP launched JP McMahon Culinary Consultancy and works nationally and internationally. JP founded the international, Food on the Edge Symposium in 2015, the 8th event will take place in October 2023.  JP is one of Ireland’s foremost food leaders and a prominent advocate for local food, food sustainability, food education and food ethics.



March 21st


6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Free for Created in Cavan Members

€5.00 for Non-Members


Farnham Estate

Cavan, H12 H6Y8

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