Movers & Shakers

Gretta Doyle is now Sales & Marketing Manager at the newly refurbished 4 * Sandymount Hotel. Gretta will be known to many from her time with the former Ritz Carlton Powerscourt Hotel and also Druids Glen Golf Resort. Aisling McCormick has joined Castlemartyr as their Sales Manager, Aisling has returned to Ireland having spent a number of years in London with Morgans Hotel Group. Claire Anderson is the new Director of Sales and Marketing at The Hillgrove Hotel. Claire has joined the iNua group here from Lough Erne Resort.

Angela Lindstrom has joined as Account Executive from the Meeting & Events team in Radisson Blu Golden Lane. Meanwhile Lindsay Harnett is now Meeting & Events Executive with the Westin Hotel having worked previously with the Westbury Hotel and the former Clarion Hotel IFSC.

The chef world has had lots of movement in Ireland with Tim Daly who has returned to his native Cork to head up the culinary team at the Kingsley Hotel, Tim was previously Head Chef at Brooklodge, Druids Glen and Chateau La Coste in Provence. Richard Stearn moved to Dublin from Windsor and following a year at Dax he has joined Suesey Street as Head Chef. Patrick Hogan, having returned to Ireland from the States, is now the Executive Head Chef at the Lough Rea Hotel and Spa. Also returning to their home county is David Ryan who has joined Airfield Estate as Sous Chef.

The Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar have appointed Julien Caillabet as their Head of Food and Beverage. Julien not only brings his Irish/ French experience but has also spent a number of years in sunny Melbourne before making his return to Dublin.

Arvind Aucharaz has joined Baxter Storey at Kerry Foods, he previously worked for both Compass Catering and Marks and Spencer in their flagship Westfield Shopping Centre in London.

Gabriela Vavrova has taken on the role of Deputy General Manager with Compass Group. Gabriela joins the team at Google from Cocu Kitchen where she was involved in the pre-opening of their Hatch Street store. She was previously with The Gibson Hotel as Assistant Restaurant Manager.

Aisling Crowley is the new Front Office Manager at The Schoolhouse in Ballsbridge. Aisling has moved to Dublin from her home county Cork where she was previously Front Office Manager at The Longueville House Hotel.

Lorcan Fagan joins Sodexo Ireland as Business Manager at State Street. Lorcan started his career in hotels before joining the catering world with Fitzers and Itsa Bagel, his most recent role was with Munchies in their Sandyford operation.