Chef Camp

Gather to Connect, Learn and Be Inspired


Something very special is taking place in the leafy environs of the luxurious Lough Erne Resort in Fermanagh on 21 and 22 May. The first event of its kind, Chef Camp is a gathering for all Ireland’s chefs, at all stages of their careers, spanning two action-packed days of knowledge-sharing, upskilling, networking, and camaraderie.


Brought to you by Chef Network, the rapidly-growing community of close to 3,000 chefs from across the island of Ireland, Chef Camp is an event created by chefs, for chefs, designed to equip you with the essential skills needed to thrive professionally and personally.

Providing serious learning in a social and convivial environment, Chef Camp’s cutting-edge content will allow you to brush up on emerging culinary trends, hone your leadership skills, hear inspiring talks from influential chefs, and debate the hot issues crucial to the success of our industry.


An Event for Every Chef

Peer-learning and community engagement is central to the ethos of Chef Camp. By fostering interaction between chefs at all levels of their careers, in all sectors of foodservice, Chef Camp encourages participants to share knowledge and skills with their fellow chefs. Whether you are the executive chef at the helm of a busy brigade, or a student chef getting ready to embark on your career, there is much to inform, inspire and engage you at Chef Camp. This very special event will include:


  • Interactive Demo Stage

Learn about the latest techniques and trends with hourly demos on a wide range of disciplines, from cooking with seaweed to fermenting, pickling and preserving techniques.


  • Producer & Supplier Village

Meet artisan producers and innovative suppliers, test some of the hottest new products, and sample some of the best produce on the market.


  • Hands-On Skill Workshops

Sharpen your skills at our hands-on workshops where you can pick up savvy tips for creative cooking with plants, nose-to-tail meat and fish skills, and classical and contemporary pastry techniques.


  • Forage & Fire

Get outdoors and experience fire and pit cooking, or forage for wild plants in the bountiful grounds of Lough Erne Resort and find out how to identify and incorporate them into your menus.


  • Inspirational Talks

Join veteran chefs, rising stars and newcomers from all sectors of foodservice as they gather to share their learnings and discuss the hot issues in the industry: from running a profitable business, to leadership, kitchen culture, career paths and more.


  • Wellness Zone

Pick up simple techniques to de-stress and wind down in our Wellness Zone, or chill out with an early morning yoga session.


  • Gather with Friends

Relax around the table over a great meal with old and new friends. Remember, Chef Camp isn’t just about learning, it’s about connecting with your community too!


Want to Learn More?

Tickets to Chef Camp will go on sale shortly. To learn more, visit the Chef Network stand at Food & Bev Live and stay tuned to for further announcements. You need to be a Chef Network member to attend, so make sure you are signed-up – it’s free.




Partner with Chef Camp

The first event of its kind, Chef Camp offers you an unrivalled opportunity to engage with Ireland’s chef leaders and stars of the future, and help shape the future direction of our industry.

Chef Network has created a select number of innovative partnership opportunities at this inspiring new event. To learn more about our vision for Chef Camp and to find out how your company can partner with us, please contact Garret Buckley at t: 01 846 0020, e: or register your interest by emailing