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Gourmet Food Parlour Group announce 100 new jobs and 2 new restaurants in Skerries and Galway

Pat Breen TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection today joined Lorraine Heskin Managing Director of Gourmet Food Parlour catering and restaurant group at their restaurant in Swords to announce details of 100 new jobs to be filled over the next 12 months.

In unprecedented growth, the group today announced it will open two new restaurants in Skerries, North Dublin (August 2018) and Salthill, Galway (October 2018) – their first location outside of Dublin. The group will create up to 100 jobs across the two new locations and their ever growing catering division.

The importance of using quality local ingredients together with creating a relaxed quirky vibe in the restaurants has culminated in the announcement of the expansion of the highly successful group which already employs over 240 people across Dublin. The GFP group plans to commence a serious recruitment drive over the coming months with the 100 jobs to include head chefs, sous chefs, chef de parties, front of house staff, barista’s, bar staff, catering kitchen staff, event specialists.

Speaking at the announcement today, Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen T.D. said “I would like to congratulate Gourmet Food Parlour on their tremendous success to date.  Their experience serves to highlight how a strong enterprising spirit and a commitment to quality produce can lead to great business success.  I wish them well in their future expansion plans” .

Commenting on the expansion of the company and the creation of up to 100 jobs, Gourmet Food Parlour Managing Director Lorraine Heskin said “We are delighted to already have an incredible team of over 240 talented professionals who consistently work hard and strive to grow with the business. We are very proud & grateful to be expanding the business and creating new jobs across (delete) throughout the company. The new locations in Skerries and Galway offer an exceptionally exciting time for us, with Galway, our first location outside of Dublin already creating a lot of excitement locally” she added

Set up by foodies and friends, Lorraine Heskin and Lorraine Byrne, Gourmet Food Parlour first opened in 2006 in Swords and have gone on to open an additional seven locations across Dublin employing over 240 staff. Gourmet Food Parlour are the official nutritional partners with the Dublin GAA County Board catering for each player’s individual dietary needs and enabling them to perform at their optimum level throughout the season.

Their hugely successful catering division works with several large corporations, providing catering to industry giants such as AIG, Google, Dublin GAA, Alltech, Irish Ferries, Slane Castle, Verve, Zoetis & the Special Olympics.

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About Gourmet Food Parlour:

Owners Lorraine and Lorraine created GFP twelve years ago with the inspiration to serve a funky style of food, using simple locally sourced ingredients whilst serving it all in a fun relaxed way. Their locations include; Dun Laoghaire, Swords, Skerries, Malahide, House, 37 Dawson Street, Deli Bar and a catering & events division offering an eclectic mix of homemade, locally sourced foods.

Gourmet Food Parlour also work with their partners Food Flicker, the online nutrition and performance resource, to design and deliver nutritionally strong meals as part of their menus. They are one of the largest sports catering companies in Ireland and have recently become the title sponsors of the HEC Ladies Football Championship.  Gourmet Food Parlour are also the official nutritional partners with Dublin GAA County Board, catering for each player’s individual dietary needs and enabling them to perform at their optimum level throughout the season.

Gourmet Food Parlour also work alongside DCU, FAI, IRFU, Swim Ireland, Slane Castle, Loughcrew Estate and Special Olympics to name a few..