Omagh’s Food Providers meet Jenny Bristow and Guests

Omagh District Council gathered all food providers including restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and accommodation providers across Omagh to avail of the expertise of Jenny Bristow, Ireland’s Good Food Ambassador and her Guests at a ‘Food Providers’ Seminar’.  The seminar was hosted in the Strule Arts Centre Omagh on Tuesday 4 June 2013.


Jenny Bristow shared her knowledge and expertise on the importance of creative menu design, good service, food marketing, value for money and much more!  Peter Watterson, former hotelier and food and beverage lecturer with South West College discussed the importance of using local produce and Michelle Shirlow from NI Good Food discussed the work they do on a national level and was on hand to provide advice and guidance to all attendees.  The Seminar concluded with an opportunity for questions and answers and time for networking whilst enjoying refreshments.


The Seminar was certainly a motivational and inspirational event, was open to all food providing establishments including B&B’s, guest houses, inns, and hotels.  Its aim wasto help develop the hospitality industry in Omagh and raise the profile of eating out in Omagh.

 A Flavour of Tyrone, Taste of Ulster and Innovation Omagh was also in attendance with information stands at the event to provide support and advice to attendees.


Commenting on the Seminar, Council Chairman, Councillor Errol Thompson said, “Omagh District Council makes every effort to promote Omagh as a great place to visit, shop and socialise. This seminar is yet another initiative by the Council, aimed at helping to enhance the attractiveness and mix of hospitality and evening economy in Omagh”.