DIT hosts ‘Training and Skills Village’ at 2014 Irish Hospitality Industries EXPO


Pictured at the Skills & Training Village at this year’s Irish Hospitality Industries Exhibition from L-R:  James Murphy - Lecturer DIT, Co-ordinator Skills & Training Village, Hospitality Industries EXPO, Minister of State for Tourism & Sport, Michael Ring TD, John Clancy, Assistant Head of School, Culinary Arts & Food Technology, DIT.

11 February, 2014: Last week saw DIT host the first ever ‘Training and Skills Village’ at Ireland’s largest hospitality exhibition.  The 2014 Irish Hospitality Industries Exhibition took place on the 4-5th February at the RDS, Main Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin. The event included a series of villages which dealt with food and beverage service, accommodation, technology, facility optimisation, venues, festivals and events. One of the new elements incorporated into this year’s exhibition was the ‘Training and Skills Village’, co-ordinated by James Murphy (Lecturer, Dublin Institute of Technology). This new area provided a series of free seminars and one-to-one consultations with key decision makers across the hospitality industry.  

Some of the topics discussed included;

  • ‘Global Education for Chefs and Culinary Educators’:  John Clancy (DIT, Assistant Head of School Culinary Arts & Food Technology)  
  • ‘Managing the Responsible Service of Alcohol’:  James Murphy (DIT Lecturer) .     
  • ‘Using Financial Tools to Stress Test your Business Efficiency’:  Tony Kiely (DIT Lecturer).
  • ‘Factors which influence Restaurant Selection’: Dr. Frank Cullen (DIT, Head of School Culinary Arts & Food Technology).
  • ‘Dining out as a Training Tool – The Meal Experience’: Dr. Mairtin Macomiomaire (DIT Lecturer).
  • ‘Cocktails – profitable asset or expensive beverage’:  James Murphy (DIT Lecturer)
  • ‘Food Product Development – Upcoming Trends’: Anna Cruickshank (DIT Lecturer)
  • ‘Recruitment’: Jobs.ie  
  • ‘Customer Care a core value – under promise and over deliver’: James Murphy (DIT Lecturer)
  • ‘Nutrition (allegens) – the impact of labelling requirements’: Gereva Hackett (DIT Lecturer)
  • ‘Are your pub cellars safe ?’: James Murphy (DIT Lecturer). 

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