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A Feast of Heritage

How has our heritage and traditions shaped your place or produce? This is the month to tell the world

A feast of

Many of our finest chefs and food and drink producers use methods and recipes that have been passed down for generations. Bring this month to life with offers, deals, stories, events and festivals that intertwine our heritage and culinary past. Nothing tastes as delicious or authentic as tradition…

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What we know so far…

Ulster Finals of the Restaurant Association of Ireland Awards, Guildhall, Derry
8 March

The cream of the local culinary industry will battle it out at the Ulster Finals of the Restaurant Association of Ireland Awards, taking place in the Guildhall’s stunning Main Hall in Derry this month. The awards are the most coveted in the local restaurant industry, recognizing excellence and celebrating all aspects of the business from chefs and restaurant managers to gastro pubs and local food heroes.

IFEX 2016
8-10 March

Northern Ireland’s premier showcase of the latest food and drink products is a must-attend event for those in the hospitality sector. This event will see hundreds of chefs competing in various competitions at the event plus lots more to get involved in. For more details please visit

Department of Employment and Learning Hospitality, Catering and Tourism Job Fair
15 March

The fair, which will take place in the Europa Hotel in Belfast, between 10am and 4pm, has been organised by the Department for Employment and Learning in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Hotels Federation and People 1st, the Sector Skills Council for hospitality, catering and tourism. A wide range of vacancies within the hospitality, catering and tourism sector will be available as well as advice and guidance on a range of training and re-skilling opportunities. For more details see here.

Northern Irish Connections, key members of BBG & IBN and NI companies and their business partners with operations in UAE, plus selected Ambassadors/Diplomats
17 March

Buyers and Trade Media visit from Italy.

Easter Big Picnic
28 March

A family event with arts, crafts and food stalls at An Creagan Visitor Centre.