Taste Kerry Food Series in association with Bank of Ireland Workbench takes place this Friday, 3rd May in Bank of Ireland, Tralee.

The Taste Kerry Food Series in association with Bank of Ireland Workbench, Tralee will host the Taste Kerry Food Awards and Taste Kerry Food Panel Discussions as a one-day special event hosted by FOOD&WINE editor Dee Laffan and Sharon Noonan, freelance marketing professional, that then leads into the incredible weekend of events as part of the Tralee Food Festival 2019. 

Taste Kerry is an organisation that promotes food and drink in Kerry. For more information on Taste Kerry events, click here

The Taste Kerry Food Series


12 noon Official Opening of Taste Kerry “The Business of Food” Series by Dee Laffan and Sharon Noonan.


12.30pm Financial Wellbeing in the Food Industry

1.15pm Marketing Online for the Food Industry 

2pm Food Tourism – Adding value to your food business

Speakers include: Arty Clifford (Blas na hEireann), Dee Laffan (Food & Wine Ireland), Sharon Noonan (Best Possible Taste Podcast), Niall Harty (Origin Bars), Cliodhna Foley (Sol y Sombra), Thomas Hayes (LEO), Chris McGillycuddy (The Brand Geeks), John Harty (Taste Kerry), Declan Murphy (Wild Atlantic Way) and John Doyle (Bank of Ireland Food Series).


To book your place for this event, register here and you can also read more information on all activities and on speakers profiles. 

The Tralee Food Festival in 2019

Food producer displays, Taste Kerry Food Awards winners displays and buskers will help kick off a wonderful long weekend of Tralee Food Festival activity.

The Tralee Food Festival in 2018 was the largest Food Festival in Tralee to date, with a 60% increase on the events that took place over the weekend. To further increase the popularity of the festival, even more, it was re-scheduled to the May bank holiday weekend, with additional ‘key’ events being added. 

The 5th annual Tralee Food Festival will promote and showcase local producers and food establishments and will provide something for everyone who loves food and fun. With an extensive Taste Trail, exclusive Restaurant Menus, Cooking Demos, a bustling Food Market, an Entertainment Marquee, Live Music, and Food & Family Day. 

For the full festival programme, visit the website