Saturday 25th August 2018 11:00 am
Chef – Food Blogger – Social Media Advisor
Fáilte Ireland Food Ambassador
Irish Food Guide
Irish Food Tours Ltd.
Zack Gallagher – chef, food blogger, social media advisor and Fáilte Ireland Food Ambassador, is a sharer of other people’s food stories. He works tirelessly towards a goal of enhancing the perception of Irish food.
Zack has food and hospitality in his blood. Growing up, his mother ran a B&B and his childhood was surrounded by food. He learned from his mother and aunts baking and cooking, drying dilisk seaweed on bedsheets and making fish cakes. He started working in a local Donegal Town bakery aged 11.
Having later trained as a chef and cooked everywhere from London to on board fishing boats, Zack started his Irish Food Guide blog in 2008, promoting all that is good in Irish food – food producers, restaurants, events and festivals. From the start he saw it as a food tourism platform, a space to “share other people’s stories and connect everything”. Zack’s @IrishFoodGuide Twitter account has exceeded 32,000 followers and he has become synonymous with Donegal and Irish food.
Zack has an absolute belief in Ireland’s Food Tourism potential and he loves giving old traditional recipes a modern twist! Zack has a HDip in Tourism Destination Management & Marketing and also runs a Food Tourism Marketing Company called Irish Food Tours Ltd.