Food chain to create 100 jobs
RESTAURANT chain Gourmet Food Parlour is to create up to 100 jobs with the opening of new restaurants in Dublin and Galway. The jobs at the new sites in Skerries and Salthill are expected to be filled over the next 12 months.
Managing director Lorraine Heskin, pictured, made the announcement at the group’s anchor restaurant in Swords. Set up by Ms Heskin and Lorraine Byrne in 2006, the chain already has eight locations across Dublin, employing over 240 staff.
According to Ms Heskin, the new store in Galway, the group’s first outside of Dublin, is “already creating a lot of excitement locally”. Recruitment for head chefs, sous chefs, chef de parties, front of house staff, baristas, bar staff, catering kitchen staff and event specialists will be ongoing this year.
Gourmet Food Parlour is the official nutritional partner of the Dublin GAA County Board, and provides catering to industry giants such as AIG, Google, Alltech, Irish Ferries, Slane Castle, Verve, Zoetis and The Special Olympics. Employment Minister Pat Breen said the group highlights “how a strong enterprising spirit and a commitment to quality produce can lead to great business success”.