A very warm welcome to iFest; contemporary Ireland on tour! We are proud and pleased to make the beautiful and welcoming city of Boston our inaugural destination for this unique and exhilarating celebration of Irish culture, heritage, hospitality, and entertainment.
Rachel Kelly, iFest CEO & Founder
The collaboration of Boston's finest culinary innovators and Ireland's celebrated chefs at iFest will present an engaging and exciting feast for the senses, and a whole new experience for the city of Boston to enjoy!
Barbara Lynch, James Beard Award-winner and Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef
At a very practical economic level, iFest is a great opportunity for Irish and Massachusetts business to further our strong business links, to promote small businesses in the iFest Best of Boston feature, and to showcase the city's great tourism, food, and hospitality offering, alongside our unique culture, and dynamic business and community ethos.
Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston
The world is a pot of culinary tastes and experiences, but for me it has to be Irish food all the way! iFest Boston will be an indulgent feast for the senses
Kevin Dundon of Dunbrody House, Wexford; TV chef, food writer, Hotel and Cookery School owner
Our country punches above its weight in so many diverse areas, from food production, to performance arts, to education and innovation – it is important to get this message out to the world, and reinforce our reputation for quality irish production, and people.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny
iFest's Boston venue is the stately Seaport World Trade Center, a historic Boston landmark situated alongside the chic Seaport Boston Hotel.
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With special thanks to...
Mayor Marty Walsh, Chef Barbara Lynch, Seaport World Trade Center,
Irish Network, Boston Irish Business Association, Consulate General of Ireland,
Irish Cultural Center, American Ireland Partnership, American Ireland Funds