Friday, 2 May 2014

Hi, I'm New Here.....

So this is my first ever blog post. My name is Patrick and I love food. More specifically I love eating it. Especially in restaurants.
I've been lucky enough in my life so far to have eaten in a lot of restaurants. These range from the local go-to places to some of the world's best and everything in between. Regardless of the experience, I've learned something from each and every meal I've ever eaten.
When I wasn't eating in restaurants I was usually working in them. As a teenager I peeled veg, scrubbed pots and bused tables. In later years I've managed and operated my own place.
You've probably guessed at this stage that I've a bit of a thing for the restaurant business and you'd be right. It can be a physical and emotional rollercoaster ride at times but I can think of no other business that can generate the sheer adrenaline buzz you feel when you've just finished a busy service and have a of a room full of happy guests.
So check in if you want to read my thoughts and observations about the business. If you feel inclined to give me some feedback, that would be much appreciated too.
I'd like to sign off my first post by saying a huge thank you to Aoife Ryan and Olwen Dawe for being so generous with their time and advice and a merci beaucoup to Ketty for final the push to get the blog moving!


  1. Hey Patrick! Congrats on your new venture [and blog] - looking forward to reading more great posts. Glad to have been of some assistance, I know you'll be adding serious value to the restaurant and hospitality community with your expertise. Keep 'er lit! Olwen :)

  2. Thanks for all the help and support Olwen, couldn't have done it without you :)

  3. Love the blog, will share with colleagues & students. Best of luck - Cait Noone GMIT

  4. Many thanks Catherine, very kind of you :)