Welcome to From Plate to Page

Are you:

  • a food blogger who has been blogging for a while and feels stuck in a creative rut?

  • happy with your writing but feel your photography needs work - or vice versa?

  • tired of attending traditional format conferences where you are one of dozens of bloggers simply listening and taking notes ?

If so, then From Plate to Page is what you need!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Plate to Page Ireland May 2013

From Plate to Page is the original food writing and photography workshop, combining a small group size with multiple presenters to give participants a truly hands-on learning experience, both in writing and photography.  We have already presented three hugely successful workshops in Weimar (Germany); Tuscany (Italy); and Somerset (England) - and now it is time for Irish eyes to start smiling... because between 10 and 13 May 2013, the fourth From Plate to Page workshop will be taking  place in the beautiful rolling green hills of County Meath, Ireland. Our home for the duration of the workshop will be charming Decoy Country Cottages, located in the historic Boyne Valley. Although only 30 miles from Dublin, the stone cottages offer the perfect balance between a tranquil countryside haven and beautifully appointed modern accommodation arranged around a landscaped courtyard.

Hill of Tara  © Jason Calvert

Meath is a beautiful county on the east coast of Ireland.  The surrounding area is rich in history and offers plenty to see and do in the form of abbeys, castles (including Trim Castel above that was used in the filming of Braveheart), stately homes, and even prehistoric sites such as the Hill of Tara with its Iron Age structures and association with the ancient kings or Ireland. Ireland is also increasingly becoming known as a foodie destination with excellent fresh produce and outstanding artisanal producers such as brewers, dairies, and smokehouses. .

Trim Castle © T Mitchell

Our exclusive 2.5-day residential programme will cover basic and advanced food styling and photography as well as writing skills and will include presentations, hands-on workshops, individual guidance and critique from the presenters, as well as communal cooking and living. By limiting attendance to no more than 12 participants, we are able to present topics in a practical and collective way, with group participation at every step. Over the course of the weekend we will work individually or in teams to complete assignments in both writing and photography. This will include plenty of one-on-one contact with the workshop leaders in a relaxed and social atmosphere where it will be possible to ask questions, share ideas and practical experience far more freely than in a large auditorium. The workshop will once again be led by four of Europe's most popular and respected food bloggers, freelance writers and photographers, each an experienced teacher and speaker (click here for speaker bios). We also have a treat in store for applicants in the form of a visit to a local market or artisanal producer (to be confirmed), either of which will provide participants with a unique a wonderful writing and photo opportunity.

 The total cost of the workshop per person is €750 and will include:
  • shared accommodation in double rooms for three nights in beautiful country cottages close to the city of Dublin, 
  • all meals 
  • all drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)  
  • transport to and from the venue of the field trip
Only participants' travel from home to and from the workshop venue will be an extra expense. You can see a more detailed programme here.

Click here to register.  We look forward to welcoming you to Ireland! 

Photo credit for slider image:
Trim Castle, Co.Meath.
Photo by Andrew Parnell, 2007.
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Hi guys,
Just a quick question:when can we register for the workshop and is there a possibilty for installment?
Thank you

Hi Erika! Thanks for your interest in our Plate to Page workshops. Our next workshop is in Dublin, Ireland in May and you can pre-register/register by clicking on the link in the last paragraph in this post (above) where it says "Click here to register your interest" and filling out the form. To arrange payment please email the Plate to Page team at plate2page@gmail.com


I'm considering coming over from the states. Could you advise on how I would get from the airport to the venue? Thanks!


Dear Melanie,

Thank you for your interest in Plate to Page Ireland workshop! You can find all the information you need and transportation options about getting from the Dublin airport to Decoy Cottages on the Ireland Getting There page on our website:


Past workshop participants have also successfully organized among themselves to meet up at the airport or train and carpool in together to the workshop location. As the workshop approaches, we will share your email addresses with each other and give you the time to organize.

We also have links to Decoy Cottages, where the workshop will be held, as well as the program outline for the weekend on the website. But if there is anything else we can tell you now that can help with your decision, just let us know!


Hello there from Denmark :)
is there any place left for the May workshop?

Hello to Denmark! Please register for the May workshop (http://www.platetopage.com/p/register-now.html) so we have all of your details including your name and email address and we will contact you in 7-10 days to let you know if there is a space for you! If you register right away you will be no. 1 on the waiting list! Thanks for your interest!

Will you do this in 2014? Would love to come.

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