Keelin Tobin profile

Cork Food Policy Council logoKeelin is the Administrative Coordinator of Cork Food Policy Council. She holds an honours BSc in International Development and Food Policy from UCC and an honours MA in Anthropology of Food from SOAS, London. She trained in Professional Cookery at Cork Institute of Technology and until recently has been working as a chef. Her enthusiasm for food and food activism has led her to eat mice in Malawi (she wanted to learn about nutrition), to glean green beans in Essex (to be redistributed to charities), to slaughter a chicken in Uganda (she was interested in what is dubbed ‘farm to fork’), to give Battenberg cake to strangers as part of a ‘playful intervention’ at Kinsale Arts Festival (it’s what her Granny used to give her), to produce and co-present a food show for campus radio, and to work part time at a supper club (she wanted to eavesdrop rather than attend as a paying guest). Food growing is her current pursuit of food related knowledge, one that brings much satisfaction...and vegetables.