Culinary master Derek Reilly joins Aramark Ireland
With over 25 years’ experience across the hospitality sector, Derek Reilly Reilly will be responsible for driving all culinary development across Aramark’s Food Services division
8 December 2014 | 0
Aramark Ireland, the country’s leading integrated services provider has announced that Derek Reilly has joined the company as Culinary Director.
In his role, Reilly will be responsible for driving all culinary development across Aramark’s Food Services division, leading food innovation and working closely with suppliers to promote the use of seasonal and locally sourced products. He will also work together with the Business Excellence team, ensuring quality, variety and consistency across the company’s menus.
Reilly brings with him over 25 years’ experience across the hospitality sector, working alongside some of the country’s leading chefs including Pierre Koffmann, Derry Clarke, Paul Rankin, Kevin Dundon and Rachel Allen to name but a few.
For the past number of years, Reilly was the executive chef with Sodexo Ireland and counts the G8 Summit and Commonwealth Games amongst his career highlights to date.
In 2014, Derek was named Gold Medal Winner of the Chef Ireland competition, the largest and most prestigious competition for professional chefs in Ireland. He is also a previous overall winner of the Craft Guild of Chefs UK Chef of the Year 2011 and the 2007 Hospitality Ireland Magazine Awards, Best Corporate Job.
Frank Gleeson, managing director of Aramark Food Services said: “It is a privilege to have had someone of Derek’s calibre looking to join us at Aramark. Derek’s wealth of experience, dedication to exceeding standards, quality and passion for food are key attributes we look for when developing our teams. We are delighted to have Derek on board.”
Derek Reilly said: “I am delighted to be joining Aramark, one of Ireland’s most successful and respected companies. Their focus on innovation, health and wellness and supporting local suppliers was a key driver for me to join them and I look forward to working with the team to continue to build this very successful business.”
Aramark Food Services is one of Ireland’s largest food companies delivering a high quality dining experience in business and employee restaurants, healthcare, education and government institutions, serving over 250,000 meals daily.
Aramark is a leader in the provision of award winning food and facilities management services to clients across a wide range of sectors. Employing almost 5,000 people throughout the island of Ireland and across EMEA, Aramark operates from regional offices in Belfast, Cork and Limerick with headquarters in Dublin.