[Postponed] 5th FICAHT Forum – Welcome to Galway! [fr]

All members and partners of the France Ireland scholastic network for Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism (FICAHT) will meet in Galway, on the Irish Atlantic coast.
New dates for the 2020 edition will be announced in the coming weeks.


About the FICAHT network

The FICAHT network, with more than 77 members and 39 partners, aims at developing internship & apprenticeship mobility, training in the fields of culinary arts, hospitality management and tourism as well as fostering European academic projects (Erasmus+) and facilitating collaborations between academics and industries.
In order to achieve these aims, FICAHT members are invited to meet annually on the occasion of a Forum, which takes place alternately in an Irish of French city.
This year’s host, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) will introduce us all the marvels of the Wild Atlantic Way and the exciting programme of the European capital of culture 2020.

Discover the programme

The year’s edition still aims at professional meetings, new collaborations and good practice talks. Academics and professionals are warmly invited.

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FICAHT provisional programme
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  • Grand opening of the Forum, the Dairy Chef competition’s final Cook Offwill take place on Wednesday 1st April 2020. This cooking contest stars every year Irish-French teams of students working together to prepare the most admirable menu around dairy produce. Only finalist students and their tutor are invited to attend.
  • On Thursday 2nd April, we will welcome our keynote speakers in the morning and they will tell us all about tourism and heritage on the West Coast of Ireland. In the afternoon, there will be discussions about innovation in food tourism and heritage education and using French and Irish culture to promote a transforming Europe. But also culinary workshops around French/Breton cuisine or cephalopods.
  • Friday 3rd will be dedicated to the future: full morning workshop on the future of the Erasmus programme and afternoon discussion about the evolutions and opportunities of the network.
  • Finally, on Saturday 4th, we will leave the GMIT and meet local producers and food or tourism professionals.


This year, there is a small registration fee for each day of the conference, corresponding to the cost of each meal kindly provided by the GMIT. You should be able to either get this fee reimbursed as a registration fee or as individual meal expenses.

Rates are as follow:
Thursday 2nd of April 2020

  • 1 day Conference Ticket and Lunch €30
  • or 1 day Conference Ticket, Lunch & Dinner (GMIT) €50
    Friday 3rd of April 2020
  • 1 day Conference Ticket and Lunch €30
  • or 1 day Conference Ticket, Lunch & Dinner (External Venue) €60
    Saturday 4th of April 2020
  • Half Day Galway City Food Tour €50
  • or Galway City Food Tour, Lunch & Dinner €80

Tickets can be booked and purchased on Eventbrite before 27 March.
Click on the registration button below to be redirected to the registration portal.
Registration Portal

Following the agreement signed by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and Campus France, on the occasion of the French Prime minister’s visit to Ireland in April 2015, the FICAHT network was created to bring together French and Irish institutions specialized in gastronomy, hospitality and tourism (France Ireland scholastic network for Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism - FICAHT).
Download the brochure about the FICAHT network

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Brochure FICAHT
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Visit the dedicated website: https://ficaht2020.weebly.com/

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Published on 18/03/2020

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