Passion for inspiration
A great kitchen is one that inspires the people who work in it, as much as it delights the people who eat from it. A place to create, innovate and excite at every level, from experienced chef to budding apprentice. Nobody knows this more than Derek, and he’s making sure his culinary colleagues in Ireland know it too.
His craft forums allow chefs to share ideas and collaborate. Day trips to meet suppliers give his chefs a more holistic understanding of the food they prepare. He even has a job swap initiative, giving chefs the opportunity to temporarily swap positions and learn new skills in kitchens around the country. Derek’s passion to motivate has not gone unnoticed. We’re proud to say he recently won the highly coveted 2010 Contract Catering Award from the Craft Guild of Chefs. Derek Reilly is Executive Head Chef for Sodexo Prestige Republic of Ireland