English Market cooking demo with Orla McAndrew

Cork on a Fork Thursday

12.00pm-2.00pm, Thursday 15th August, Outside the English Market on Grand Parade

Award-winning Cork Chef Orla McAndrew will indulge visitors to the English Market with a cookery demonstration and sampling outside the building on Grand Parade. Committed to sustainability and a 'zero-waste ethos' Orla will be using a range of fresh, local ingredients from the stalls of the renowned English Market to create seasonal tasting and sharing plates - perfect for summer gatherings.

FREE. No need to book.

Hollyhill Community Garden Cork on a Fork Summer Festival


1-4pm, Thursday 15th August, Knocknaheeny, Hollyhill Community Garden (behind Apple Green garage)

Join Knocknaheeny Community Garden for a delightful day where you can pick fresh produce from the garden, enjoy live music and much more. This event is open to everyone.  Come together to celebrate the spirit of community and the joy of gardening.

No pre-booking is required and the event is free of charge.

Clonakilty Black Pudding Tasters


10am-4pm, Friday 16th August, Emmet Place

Enjoy free samplings of Cork favourite Clonakilty Black Pudding


Bread and Butter Making Workshop and Family Fun at The Butter Museum


2.30pm-4.30pm, Friday 16th August, The Butter Museum, Shandon

The Butter Museum at Shandon is the place to be for families and adults alike on Friday afternoon. There will be a number of demonstrations taking place outside the The Butter Museum including a demonstration on the making of traditional soda bread and butter. While you're there, make sure you visit the Cork Butter Museum, celebrating one of the great success stories of Ireland, the butter trade, Toilet facilities are also available at Shandon.

No need to book.

Street Food Demo from Different Cultures

6.30pm, Friday 16th August, Cork City Library

Enjoy cooking demonstrations from different cultures featuring Brazilian Tapas and Sushi with Esther and Maria from the Marina Market. There will also be a gorgeous colllection of cookery books available to borrow.

FREE. No Registration Required.

Cork on a Fork Cooking Demo Marquee


10.00am-5.30pm, Saturday 17th August,  11.00am-5pm Sunday 18th August Festival Marquee, Emmet Place (outside Crawford)

A 100-seat Festival Cooking Demo Marquee and Festival Market will take place on Emmet Place (outside the Cork Opera House) all weekend with a host of exciting talks, demos and tastings. Featuring demos from Michelin Star Chefs Takashi Miyazaki's from Ichigo Ichie and Rob Krawczyk from Chestnut, Hell's Kitchen winner Chris O'Sullivan, Rachel Allen from Ballymaloe Cookery School, Aishing Moore from Goldie, the Bean Queen Ali Honour, and many more. The events are MCd by Irish Examiner food writer Joe McNamee and food writer Kate Ryan from The Echo.  Sponsored by Fáilte Ireland, Ireland's Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way.


11am:  More Than Curry with Meeran Manzoor (Rare 1784)

12pm: Pasta Making with Hell's Kitchen US Winner Ryan O'Sullivan

1pm:  A Taste of Ballymaloe Cooking School with Rachel Allen

3pm: Easy Family Suppers with Clodagh McKenna

4pm: Learn How to Cook for Restrictive Diets with Rob Fitzpatrick, Market Lane 

4.45pm:  How to Make the Perfect BBQ Sausage with Harrison SharpeElbow Lane Smokehouse & Brewery


11am:  I Soiled My Plants! With CUSP, My Goodness and Green Cities for Health

12pm:  Bread and Fishes with Aishling Moore (Goldie) and Ryan Hoy (Pike Deli)

1pm:  Easy Family Suppers with Clodagh McKenna

2pm:  Cork on a…Stick! – Cork Chef Cook-Off with a twist!  

3pm:  A Michelin Mash with Chestnut and Ichigo Ichie  

4pm: Full of Beans! - the bountiful and beautiful world of beans with #BeansIsHow champion Ali Honour and Cork Rooftop Farm's Brian McCarthy

ALL FREE. No need to book but limited places.  See the Festival Marquee tab for full details.

Cork on a Fork Drinks Stage Bar Chats: Storytelling & tastings

2pm-6pm, Saturday 17th August and Sunday 18th August, Cork Opera House

Meet some of Cork's drinks producers and enjoy complimentary tastings, while you listening to fascinating bar chats about their individual stories.

The programme will be announced shortly.  Free to attend but registration is necessary.