Kate Ryan is a Food Writer and founder of Flavour.ie, a website that is dedicated to championing Cork Food with a particular focus on West Cork Food through writing, events and tours.

Kate writes regularly for the The Echo, The Opinion Magazine, TheTaste.ie, Irish Foodie Magazine, Headstuff.org and TheJournal.ie. She has been featured in the Irish Examiner, Irish Times, Irish Independent and The Guardian. Kate was commissioned by A Taste of West Cork Food Festival to author the “Artisan Food Guide” published in June 2017, described as the bible of West Cork Food. Kate is a Member of the Irish Food Writers Guild.

Kate hosts popular experiential food events encouraging people to enjoy great local food together. In the summer, Kate also runs the only guided Walking Food Tour of Clonakilty which takes place every Friday June to August and is approved by Fáilte Ireland for the Wild Atlantic Way, and curates private food and drink tours for groups large and small year round.

Kate is also a judge with Blas na hEireann and the Irish Quality Food Awards.

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Kate Ryan is a Member of the Irish Food Writers Guild since 2019. The Irish Food Writers’ Guild was formed in 1990 to promote high professional standards of knowledge and practice among writers about food, nutrition, food history and other allied matters and to assist in the forging of links and networks between professionals in the food industry.

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