Celebrating Sodexo’s gold and best in class team win in the Contract Caterers Culinary Challenge at Food & Bev Live on Wed 7 February 2018 were (from left) Aidan Walker, account director, Barbara Placuk, hospitality manager, Central Bank North Wall Quay, Phelim Byrne, executive chef, State Street, Dublin Dennis McCarroll, executive pastry chef, Ulster Independent Clinic, Belfast, Nicky Reid, executive chef, Almac, Craigavon, Julianne Forrestal, executive craft development chef and Sigitas Zubrickas, manager, Central Bank, Spencer Dock, Dublin.
IFSA are delighted to announce that CATEX 2019, will take place in the RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion on the 26th – 28th February 2019. unning for more than half a century, CATEX is Ireland’s definitive foods service event, gathering over 250 suppliers, and stakeholders at the RDS every two years where they meet, inspire, entertain and do business with over 11,500 top hospitality operations and foodservice buyers.
Established over 30 years ago, Little Italy were the first to import and distribute a selection of fine Italian food and wine throughout Ireland. Stocking some of Italy’s leading brands and distributing them to restaurants, hotels, café’s, deli’s and gourmet food shops nationwide with our delivery team, that service Dublin every day and country-wide on a weekly basis.
Chef Network will now be recognised as an official training body for Ireland’s chefs. The online chef community, with almost 3000 members, has been awarded Skillnet funding to provide professional development training for the sector. The funding will be used to support training across the areas of Personal & Leadership, Business and Culinary Skills for chefs. Speaking at the launch of the Chef Network Skillnet Training, Head of Community with Chef Network, Ruth Hegarty said: “This is a really exciting development for Chef Network. Having established a community for Ireland’s chefs, our next step is to focus on expanding the knowledge and skills base of chefs within the industry, the establishment of Chef Network Skillnet allows us the opportunity to achieve that goal.”
Margot Slattery, country president of Sodexo Ireland, was presented with the 2018 FM Leader of the Year at the fifth annual Facilities Management Awards on Wed 31st January 2018 in Dublin. She received the Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the growth of the facilities management sector in Ireland. Sodexo Ireland previously won Total FM Service Provider of the Year at the 2016 Awards.