the Team

Danni Barry

Danni Barry was the head chef of Eipic restaurant in Northern Ireland and executive chef in Balloo House. She is now executive chef in Ballynahinch Castle. She was the second female Irish chef to hold a Michelin star. In 2016, she was named Irish Chef of the Year.

Brigid O’Hora

Brigid is dynamic wine and food professional with years of experience in the hospitality industry., including as Restaurant Supervisor of one of Dublin’s favourites, French bistro – L’Geuleton. Also an Instagram-based wine educator, writer and blogger, she is well-known and followed for her virtual wine tastings and tutorials.




Distinction Events

Distinction Events –“The Production Hub”- is a white label production and operations team providing full circle delivery of events, festivals and exhibitions throughout Ireland and beyond. Founded by Fergus Farragher in 2012, the Dublin based team has worked across a very broad range of projects in Ireland and abroad.

Over 25 years industry experience providing expertise to events, festivals and brands. Past projects include; BBC Children In Need, CarFest, Taste of Dublin, Pub in the Park, London Fashion Week, Top Gear Live Dublin, Top Gear Festival Sydney, Thrive Festival, The Big Feastival, Punchestown Festival, The London BierFest, Style in the City, Arthurs Day, WebSummit, Margaret River Gourmet Escape, iFestBoston, Taste of Sydney, Taste of Melbourne, 7Up Christmas On Ice, 7Up Winter Wonderland, Startup Gathering, Startup Island, Groove Festival, FunFest, Christmas At Dublin Castle, Google Engage, Body & Soul, Drive & Dine Theatre, Drive in Garden Party, Ice Skating Blanchardstown, World Street Performers Championships, 1916-2016 Centenary, 3 NYE Festival, AIB Future Sparks, Career Zoo, Enchanted by Franc, DLR Events, Dublin Tech Summit, along with numerous events.

Avril Bannerton

Avril Bannerton and her team who, with over five decades experience combined, are fixtures in the events business, creating and presenting unique award-winning events globally. Some of her past events include Taste of Dublin, Taste of Sydney, Top Gear Live, Winter Wonderland, Christmas on Ice and Style in the City.
Avril has partnered with some of the best international live entertainment companies, such as IMG / William Morris, AEG Live and Channel 4.

Fitzers Catering

Fitzers Catering have been culinary innovators and leaders in the Irish Hospitality Industry since 1986. Providing professional & world class culinary experiences for corporate events, conventions, sporting venues, weddings, heritage sites, movies, concerts & crew across the nation. We are proud to be a 100% Irish owned family business. We have also transitioned to bring our expertise to your door with our exciting range of food boxes, rewards and treat options that are all easy to order, prepare & serve during these unusual times.
Whatever the occasion, “We bring the taste”

Mint Events

Founded in 2013 Mint Events was established to provide advice and logistics services to every style of event. If you’re just having a part in your home, a launch party for your brand or venue, a corporate event or event a festival we are here to help. Working with the leading Catering, PR, Event, Fashion and Consumer Brands in Ireland and around the Globe we can provide Staffing, Bar Services, Catering Services & Event Production we can help your event big and small.




Eventus was established in 1980 and is Ireland’s premier supplier of marquees. Having experienced a steady growth in corporate and private business at Eventus over that period in 2007 Eventus acquired a family owned business in Northern Ireland North Down Marquees becoming market leader in both countries. Eventus have now added a complete suite of additional services and innovative structures to compliment our core product and facilitate the ever-changing tastes of our discerning customers. We look forward with confidence to satisfying our many customers and to regular innovation in the temporary structure market for many years to come.

National Event Hire

National Event Hire Ireland was established in 2000 by Dave Henry, Managing Director. Having worked in the hospitality industry all his life, he saw an opportunity to provide support to the event and hospitality industry and so National Event Hire was born.