Carroll - Catering - Dublin, Ireland

Kenneth Carroll

Dublin, Ireland

Summary

Kenneth has held several important managerial positions in his career including that of Sales and Operations Director of the firm founded by his father John D Carroll. Following the acquisition of John D. Carroll Catering Ltd., Kenneth decided to establish his own company in 1994.

Carroll Food Services has grown into one of the largest independent contract Catering companies in Ireland, with operations throughout the country.

Career Highlights & Credits
 DIT/TCD Graduate – BSc(Mgmt)/HDip 1986
 Associate of Institute of Management Accountants & MA 1989
 John D Carroll Catering 1986 - Unit Manager/Project Manager IT & progressed to Director-
Marketing and Development in 1990
 1992 John D. Carroll Catering acquired by Sutcliffe Catering. Sales and Operations Director
Ireland (John D Carroll Catering Ltd. and National Catering Organisation-100 locations)
 1994 Carroll Food Services Ltd established

Credits and involvements
 Past Council Member & Fellow of the Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI)
 1994-1996 IHI Representative on CERT’s (now Failte Ireland) Trainee Management
Development Programme
 1997 Chairman of CERT Programme Development and Assessment Committee
 Member of Safefood Group to assist in the preparation of a “Consumer Focussed Review of
the Chicken Food Chain” in 2005
 Elected by North South Ministerial Council to serve on the Safefood Scientific Advisory
Committee 2010.
 2013 Appointed to the Safefood Group on Food Skills in Ireland.

Services

Catering

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Founder and Managing Director

Carroll Food Services Ltd

March 1994 - March 1994

In 2012, This Company operates 20 client locations in contract and concession catering in Ireland and the Channel Islands.

Managing Director & CEO

Carroll Food Services Ltd

From March 1994

Founder and Managing Director

Carroll Food Services Ltd

March 1994 - March 1994

In 2012, This Company operates 20 client locations in contract and concession catering in Ireland and the Channel Islands.

Consultant Manager

Stephens's Green Club

September 1993 - February 1994

The Club was my first client having decided to become self employed and establish my own Company in the contract catering and consultancy business. The role involved me in a process of restructuring the business of the Club and bringing it to profitability. This was achieved and the Club retained Carroll Food Services, following the completion of my initial consultancy, to manage the operation on an ongoing basis.

Consultant Manager

Stephens's Green Club

September 1993 - February 1994

The Club was my first client having decided to become self employed and establish my own Company in the contract catering and consultancy business. The role involved me in a process of restructuring the business of the Club and bringing it to profitability. This was achieved and the Club retained Carroll Food Services, following the completion of my initial consultancy, to manage the operation on an ongoing basis.

Sales & Operations Director

Sutcliffe Catering Services Ltd

October 1992 - September 1993

Sales & Operations Director

Sutcliffe Catering Services Ltd

October 1992 - September 1993

Director - Marketing and Development

John D. Carroll Catering Ltd

November 1987 - October 1992

Director - Marketing and Development

John D. Carroll Catering Ltd

November 1987 - October 1992

Junior Manager

The Shelbourne Hotel

April 1984 - November 1984

Commis Chef

The Abbot/ Roly's Restaurants

May 1984 - October 1984

Junior Manager

The Shelbourne Hotel

April 1984 - November 1984

Commis Chef

The Abbot/ Roly's Restaurants

May 1984 - October 1984

Waiter

Celtic Mews Restaurant

May 1983 - October 1984

Waiter

Celtic Mews Restaurant

May 1983 - October 1984

Trainee

National Art Gallery Restaurant

January 1977 - January 1982

Trainee

National Art Gallery Restaurant

January 1977 - January 1982

Qualifications & Certifications

Dublin College of Catering Cathal Bruagha St Dublin

Trinity College, Dublin

DIT

BSc(Mgmt) & Higher Diploma

Dublin Institute of Technology

Gonzaga College

Gonzaga College

Gonzaga College

St. Michael's

St. Michael's College

St. Michael's

Trinity College, Dublin

Higher Diploma Hotel and Catering Management

Dublin Institute of Technology

Gonzaga College

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