All Together Now is immensely pleased and excited to announce Food & Feasts, which will be gracing our plates this August Bank Holiday weekend. Paving the way for festival food, they have prepared an abundant and eclectic mix of tastes that are sure will set tongues wagging. They have foraged, hunted and gathered a crop of delicious food for this, the inaugural year. We believe their passion for gathering people together to enjoy the shared love of music and food is clear to see from the line-up of food suppliers and producers chosen.
Taking influence from both home and abroad, they have taken the best of what they could discover and have been inspired to bring a new concept to festival food. “We have drawn from some of the best food producers and suppliers from Ireland and further afield to bring an exciting array of top quality products and foods, which we are really proud to present to our audience. From bountiful feasts – to an abundant farmers market, the All Together Now Food Line – Up is nothing ever seen before in a festival in Ireland!”
Carousel is the feature act of the festival food line-up and this will be their Irish festival debut. Runner-up at the 2018 GQ Food & Drink Awards and a favourite with the critics, Carousel is a creative hub in Marylebone, run by four cousins who share a love of food, drink and travel. The benefits of working closely with some of the best chefs from around the world have certainly rubbed off on head chef and co-founder Ollie Templeton. Nominated for the best chef award at last year’s YBFs, he was recently named in CODE Hospitality’s ’30 Under 30′ industry hotlist for the second year running. Encompassing flavours and techniques from pretty much everywhere, Carousel’s 100+ collaborations have helped shape Ollie’s style of cooking and open his mind to new ideas.
Preparing a BBQ of high end magnitude to serve through the weekend, Carousel will also have a small number exclusive brunch sittings, available by pre-book only. Ollie and the team cannot wait to bring the very best of Carousel to Waterford this Summer. Check them out at carousel-london.com.
The Waterford Way Farmer’s Market
The Farmer’s Market is brought to you by a group of people who have come together to tell the many stories of the food they produce in Waterford, from the Comeragh Mountains to the sea, across fertile fields to the sandy shores or along the big rivers where the great houses perch. Here are stories of great history and outside influence in Ireland’s oldest city and its port trading in food for centuries. Meet the people, taste the food and hear some stories…lig do scíth linn!
A taste of Waterford’s finest foods
Déisí Foods is a collaboration between local chefs Shane McGrath and Paula Hannigan, who showcase the best of local Waterford produce. Shane, from Carlingford in Louth, came to Waterford to work at The Tannery in 2000 and after five years under the tutelage of Paul Flynn, travelled for a couple of years before returning to West Waterford to take a Head Chef role at the newly opened Cliff House Hotel in 2008, where he spent the next 10 years. Since finishing there earlier this year he has been working with Eunice Power on her outside catering team.
Aglish native Paula has garnered much acclaim as a pastry chef, having spent her time working at prestigious locations including Ashford Castle, Cliff House Hotel, on Caribbean Cruises and at Waterford Castle, where she has recently returned to be Head Pastry Chef after her time abroad. Together they’ve combined their talents and love of local produce to bring their unique style to a wide range of events, including festivals, pop-up dining nights and cookery demos. They will be attending All Together Now to curate a Lakeside Dining Tent. Open from Friday afternoon and running daily until Sunday evening.
Paul Flynn’s Gospel Brunch
As part of the Waterford’s Finest Foods, Dungarvan based Paul Flynn will be preparing a special brunch on the Sunday of All Together Now. As a Waterford native, Paul Flynn is a massive part of the food scene in the South East and we are delighted to have an appearance from himself. To accompany the pleasingly tasty brunch selection that Paul will be whipping up, the London Community Gospel Choir will also be making a special appearance. The menu for this unique dining experience will be revealed soon. It includes Bloody Marys made with local grown tomatoes… need we say more?
Vanessa Clarke’s Theatre of Food
Vanessa Clarke’s Theatre of Food, a firm favourite on the festival circuit for the last 10 years will also be appearing at All Together Now.
Irish Chef Richard Corrigan is a prominent figure in both the Irish and UK restaurant scenes. Along with his regular TV appearances on the Great British Food Revival, The Taste and a host of others, Richard has number of successful restaurants, including the Virginia Park Lodge in Cavan. This Michelin rated chef is keen to join everyone at All Together Now and demonstrate some skills and recipes for simple Summer cooking.
Richard will be partaking in a cooking demonstration, as well as answering some questions for the audience. Not to be missed!
Together at the Chef’s Table
Together at the Chef’s Table will be curated by Food Writer Joe McNamee, who also acts as ringmaster for the weekend, hosting two action-packed days, crammed with events in its own dedicated space on the festival grounds. With a line-up of star names from the Irish food world, amongst them all congregating for a suitably irreverent 48 hours of food-filled fun, including a Chef’s Obstacle Course, The Kenwood Kwiz – A Food Quiz and Children’s Cookery Competition. The Cookie Jar is a little corner that will continually be replenished with various treats from some of Ireland’s finest producers over the course of the weekend.
In addition, Together at the Chef’s Table will cast a critical eye on some of the major issues facing the food world today, both in Ireland and globally, including Meat vs Vegan, Food as Medicine in Body-Mind-Soul-Food, Refugee Repasts: Food Stories, Culture and Recipes from the New Irish Migrants, Meet the Food Heroes: Public Interview with John & Sally McKenna; and special tribute events to the late, great Myrtle Allen and Anthony Bourdain.
Meet the Chefs
This is a chance to meet and learn from some of the stars of the Irish culinary firmament and even taste the occasional treat as they cast off toques in pursuit of their inner festival funk.
- Current Irish Chef of the Year, Jess Murphy (Kai, Galway)
- Paul Flynn (The Tannery, Dungarvan)
- Kevin Thornton
- Richard Corrigan
- Enda McEvoy (Michelin-starred Loam, Galway)
- Gary O’Hanlon (TV3’s The Restaurant
- Graham Neville (Dax)
- Kevin Aherne (Sage Midleton)
- Virginia O’Gara (My Goodness)
- Michael Quinn
- Keith Boyle (Bay Tree Bistro, Waterford)
Drinks, Talks and Tastings!
All Together Now is giving the audience an opportunity to take part in some interactive talks and activities that will grow your appreciation for all things food.
- Natural Wines-The Emperor’s New Beverages
- The Critics Find Ireland’s Poxiest Wine
- Which Rock Star is Your Favourite Wine?
- Cocktail Chaos
- Whiskey Galore: Whiskey tastings/talks/events
Program of events to be announced.
Family Camping & Family Day Tickets On Sale Now
Family Camping Tickets are on sale now priced at €179.50, which allow a parent to attend the full festival, plus their children 12 or under can attend free of charge. Family Campervan Passes are also available.
All Together Now are also now providing Sunday (Only) Family Day Tickets, on sale at Ticketmaster.ie priced at €75, which allows one parent per ticket to attend the Sunday of the festival with up to two children 12 or under can able attend free of charge with the accompanying parent. Entry from 11am and last entry 6pm on Sunday August 5.