Julianne Forrestal- Executive Craft Chef, Sodexo

  • Presentation Title:

    Professional Cookery – a passion for food

    Presentation Synopsis:

     How we can mitigate the challenges and I would like to actively demonstrate that it is a fantastic career full of opportunities for those with a passion for food

    Speaker Bio:

    Julianne Forrestal our Executive Chef for Sodexo drives the vision of craft development for Sodexo in Ireland. She is a passionate advocate of Irish foods and provenance and loves to share this with her team. Her background in education and training demonstrates her desire to pass on her skills and knowledge to the Sodexo Craft Team. Regular craft forums and menu development days are essential in cultivating this learning experience. Day trips to meet local farmers and artisan suppliers give her chefs a more holistic understanding of the food they prepare. She has a job swap initiative, giving chefs the opportunity to temporarily swap positions and learn new skills in kitchens around the country. In addition Julianne works with Derry Clarke who mentors and guides the hospitality suite of training.
    NTCB Chef qualification Level 1 and 2
    Fetac level 7 in advanced gastronomy and kitchen management
    Level 8 degree in education and training from Dublin City University
    CIEH food safety Level 3
    IOSH managing safety Level 3
    Masters in Environmental Health and Safety in DIT Cathul Brugha Street.
    2015 – Present Executive Craft Chef, Sodexo
    2006 – 2014 Chef manager, Bord Bia
    2005 – 2006 Restaurant Garcon, Montreal
    2003 – 2005 Chef manager, Bord Bia
    2002 – 2003 Pastry chef, Chapter One
    2001 – 2002 Pastry chef, Thornton’s
    1999 – 2001 Pastry chef, Shanahan’s on the Green