Food Matters Live 2020, 13-14 October, virtual event

Sustainability Consultant, Sustainable Restaurant Association

Aisling Hayes

Aisling Hayes is a Senior Project Manager at the Sustainable Restaurant Association. She has a broad background in food, including food production and supply chain, having previously worked for Bord Bia – the Irish Food Board, Anglo Beef Processors and the Bread Factory bakery. Building upon her knowledge of sustainability in the commercial food chain, she transitioned into the sustainability sector following her MSc in Food Policy at City University.

At the Sustainable Restaurant Association Aisling has led projects for a wide range of partners addressing several key sustainability issues, including food waste and sustainable diets. Having worked closely with landlords and other partners, she has a clear understanding of not only the challenges but the exciting opportunities present in projects such as these, being able to see both the bigger picture as well as appreciating the needs of the people or foodservice businesses on the ground.