Cliff Dwelling Resort appoints Roisin O’Connor Head Chef of Residence Cafe
Roisin O’Connor has been appointed Head Chef at The Property Cafe in Cliff Property Hotel, which retains a Michelin star.
Roisin joined Property Restaurant nearly seventeen months ago as Senior Sous Chef underneath Head Chef Ian Doyle, and is thrilled to be having the reigns at this gorgeous cliff aspect cafe.
Roisin is taking pleasure in organizing her dishes and menus for the restaurant, commenting: “During my time in this article, I have been doing work along with Ian and the rest of the staff to establish tremendous relationships with the area suppliers and producers, and I’m quite keen to preserve and create on these associations. We have remarkable elements readily available to us locally which I like to work with, and which will be incorporated into my new menus merely and elegantly, so they are showcased and liked at their best.”
Roisin grew up on a farm in North Kerry, overlooking the sea, the place they grew their individual greens, and reared their individual lambs and hen, so she’s usually had a deep link with and appreciation for high-quality substances and in which they arrive from.
Roisin attended the Shannon University of Lodge Administration, and was just 17 decades old when she moved to France and fell in enjoy with the kitchen area, starting up her vocation in the Michelin star Four Period Hotel in Provence, France as a Commis de Delicacies and remaining there for two a long time prior to shifting to the five-star L’Apogee Courchevel in the French Alps.
Roisin then moved to the Michelin star Château Saint Martin, aspect of Relais & Châteaux. From France, Roisin moved to London in November 2014 and extra an additional Michelin star cafe to her CV as senior Chef de Partie at Petrus in Knightsbridge for two and a half many years prior to moving onto their sister restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsey, in Chelsea. London thought Roisin self-discipline and gave her a potent get the job done ethic, and she enjoyed owning the chance to do the job with some of the country’s very best Cooks at that time, gaining a prosperity of awareness from them.
Roisin returned to Ireland in April 2016 and joined the esteemed team at McNean Home in Cavan, performing with Neven MaGuire, wherever she loved the crew spirit and change to a much better work-lifestyle balance. The move back to Eire reawakened her adore of the countryside and she began to develop an curiosity in foraging, which grew immensely upon her move to Aimsir Restaurant, exactly where it turned an integral component of her perform. In October 2021, she took the possibility to go to Ardmore and get the job done in Residence Restaurant.
Along with her culinary abilities, Roisin accomplished a Diploma in Occupational Health and Security from AIT in 2018 and a Diploma in HR from Dublin Small business School in 2020.
Basic Manager of Cliff Residence Resort, Patrick Shields, is delighted to appoint Roisin as Head Chef: “From when she joined the CLIFF group in Aimsir three many years in the past, Roisin has proven enormous expertise and functionality, so there is no doubt in my intellect that she is the great man or woman for this placement. We have a amazing crew in Home Restaurant, and wonderful ideas for a gentle refurbishment, so we’re very enthusiastic for the calendar year to appear.”