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Dromoland Castle – A way of life

Hospitality is a vocation, not just a job, and it takes special talents and commitment to be a hospitality professional.

Our team is characterised by diligent, talented people who genuinely love hospitality; who delight in taking care of guests; who strive for quality and excellence; who are friendly and positive; who are highly motivated and enthusiastic; who instinctively will always go that extra mile to create the magic of Dromoland!

Equally, knowledge and experience are prized, and we welcome talented candidates from across the globe who have worked in other comparable hotels and whose expertise will enhance what we already do.

In applying to join our team, you will need to be prepared for the mental and physical challenges that comes with working in hospitality as well as the opportunities this unique five-star property will provide.

Commis Chef
Chef De Partie
Commis Pastry Chef
Breakfast Chef
Assistant Sommelier
Fine Dining Waiter/Waitress
Hospitality Assistant
Hotel Receptionist
Hotel Telephonist
Commis Chef

 

COMMIS CHEF

Overview of the role:

  • Full Time position.
  • Working schedule is from Monday – Sunday along with a variety of shifts available, however, due to nature of our business, flexibility is required.
  • Ensuring that food is prepared to a 5 star standard.
  • Food preparation in assigned section of the Kitchen.
  • Maintaining a high level of personal and operative hygiene.
  • Adhering to Food Hygiene and HACCP systems already in place.
  • Opening and closing procedures of the section.
  • Assisting in other section of the Resorts Kitchens when required.

 

Candidate must have:

  • Must be well organised.
  • Have 3rd level culinary qualification.
  • Have previous kitchen experience.
  • Have a level of high service standards that are the expectation of star guests.
  • Must be focused on standards with excellent attention to detail.

 

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professional chefs.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.

 

Chef De Partie

CHEF DE PARTIE

Overview of the role:

  • Full Time position.
  • Ensuring that food is prepared to a 5 star standard.
  • Ensuring food hygiene practices are maintained at all times.
  • The smooth running of their section.
  • Catering for Restaurant, Bar Food and Banqueting outlets.
  • Assisting in other sections of the Kitchen when required.

Candidate must have:

  • Must be well organised.
  • Have 3rd level culinary qualification.
  • Have previous experience in a 4 or 5 star Hotel Kitchen.
  • Have a level of high service standards that are the expectation of star guests.
  • Must be focused on standards with excellent attention to detail.
  • Must be organised, efficient and systematic in their work procedures and have strong inter-personal skills and be able to motivate and lead others. 

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professional chefs.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.
Commis Pastry Chef

COMMIS PASTRY CHEF

Overview of the role:-

  • Full Time position.
  • Production and presentation of Desserts
  • Opening and closing procedures of the pastry section.
  • Assisting in other sections of the Resort’s Kitchens when required.
  • Ensuring that food is prepared to a 5 star standard.
  • Ensuring food hygiene practices are maintained at all times.
  • The smooth running of their section.
  • Catering for Restaurant, Bar Food and Banqueting outlets.
  • Assisting in other sections of the Kitchen when required.

 

Candidate must have: -

  • Must be well organised.
  • Have 3rd level culinary qualification.
  • Have previous experience in a 4 or 5 star Hotel Kitchen.
  • Have previous experience, preferably within a pastry kitchen.
  • Have a level of high service standards that are the expectation of star guests.
  • Must be focused on standards with excellent attention to detail.
  • Have a level of high service standards that are the expectations of 5 star guests.
  • Must be focused on standards with excellent attention to detail. 

 

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professional chefs.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast Chef

BREAKFAST CHEF

Overview of the role:

  • Full Time position.
  • Working schedule is from Monday – Sunday; hours of work are from 6.00am – 2.00pm, however, flexibility is required.
  • Ensuring that food is prepared to a 5 star standard.
  • Ensuring food hygiene practices are maintained at all times.
  • Assisting in other section of the Resorts Kitchens when required.

Candidate must have:

  • Must be well organised.
  • Have 3rd level qualification.
  • Have previous experience, preferably, within a breakfast section.
  • Have a level of high service standards that are the expectation of star guests.
  • Must be focused on standards with excellent attention to detail.

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professional chefs.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.
Assistant Sommelier

Assistant Sommelier

Overview of the role:

  • Full Time position.
  • Providing all aspects of wine service.
  • Wine Sales.
  • Wine knowledge and upsell at every available opportunity.
  • Maintaining the cellar area.
  • Carrying out a list of pre and post service duties.
  • Ensuring the guest needs is looked after in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Working schedule is from Monday – Sunday along with a variety of shifts available, however, due to nature of our business, flexibility is required. 

 

Candidate must have:

  • Possess an excellent level of bar experience, preferably at 4 or 5 star level.
  • Have WSET Certificate in wine or equivalent.
  • Have a minimum 1-2 years’ assistant sommelier experience.
  • Possess excellent selling techniques.
  • Possess excellent communication skills with a strong guest focus.
  • Have a friendly, chatty and outgoing personality.
  • Must be well organised and be able to manage busy service periods.

 

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professionals.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.

 

Fine Dining Waiter/Waitress

FINE DINING WAITER/WAITRESS

Overview of the role:

  • Own station in the Fine Dining Restaurant for Breakfast, Lunch and/or Dinner service. 
  • Pre service duties and after service duties.
  • Ensuring the guest needs are looked after in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Assisting with private dining service that takes place in the Castle and assist in the conference centre when the need arises.
  • Overseeing and training in of commis waiters/waitresses
  • Working schedule is from Monday – Sunday along with a variety of shifts available, however, due to nature of our business, flexibility is required. 

                                                 

Candidate must have:

  • Have an excellent level of Restaurant experience, preferably at 4 or 5 star level.
  • Need to enjoy the slightly more formal service of a Castle.
  • Have a friendly, chatty and outgoing personality.
  • Must be well organised and be able to manage busy service periods.

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professionals.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.

 

 

Hospitality Assistant

HOSPITALITY ASSISTANT

Overview of the role:

  • Seasonal Full Time position.
  • Ensure each guest is warmly welcomed on arrival and personally escorted to their guest room and given a complete guest room orientation.
  • To ensure that guests are fully aware of all facilities, services, products available to them in Dromoland Castle.
  • Work with Reception in relation to guest arrivals, special requests and VIPs.
  • Establish and maintain an efficient booking/confirmation system for guest enquiries, liaising with Reception.
  • Become fully familiar with local attractions, routes, castle facilities, services and prices.
  • Organise group check-ins, ensuring key cards are ready and “welcome” location prepared.
  • Assist with Telephone Switchboard or Reception duties if required.

 

 

 

Candidate must have:

 

  • Must be chatty, guest focused and friendly.
  • Must be well organised and be able to deal with the demands of a busy reception desk.
  • Have previous experience, preferably within the hotel industry.
  • Familiarisation with Opera Fidelio front office system.

 

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professionals.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.

 

 

Hotel Receptionist

RECEPTIONIST

Overview of the role:

  • Full time position.
  • Working schedule is from Monday – Sunday along with a variety of shifts available, however, due to nature of our business, flexibility is required. 
  • Checking in/out guests.
  • Room billing and charges.
  • Daily lodgements.
  • Credit card balancing.
  • Room allocations.
  • Manning the switchboard.
  • Guest activity bookings.
  • Most importantly guest care and ensuring their needs are looked after during their stay.

 

Candidate must have:

 

  • Must be chatty, guest focused and friendly.
  • Must be well organised and be able to deal with the demands of a busy reception desk.
  • Have previous experience, preferably within the hotel industry.
  • Familiarisation with Opera Fidelio front office system.

 

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professionals.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.

 

 

Hotel Telephonist

HOTEL TELEPHONIST

Overview of the role:

  • Part time position.
  • Telephone to be answered swiftly and in accordance with hotel’s standard operating procedures.
  • Essential to be fully familiar with telephone extensions.
  • Ensure that all messages are detailed correctly and delivered to relevant persons.
  • To be fully aware of what groups/meetings are taking place in the hotel in case of queries.
  • To keep the switchboard area neat, clean and tidy.
  • To monitor stationary supplies for the reception department and keep fully stocked.
  • To prepare key cards for group arrivals if requested by the reception team.
  • To carry out any administration duties as requested by the reception team.
  • To assist with reception duties when the need arises.

 

 

Candidate must have:

 

  • Must be chatty, guest focused and friendly.
  • Must be well organised and be able to deal with the demands of a busy reception desk.
  • Have previous experience, preferably within the hotel industry.
  • Familiarisation with Opera Fidelio front office system.

 

Motivations:

  • Accommodation can be provided as part of your contractual agreement with this role.
  • Full training is provided and work with a team of professionals.
  • Resort Benefits are available e.g. discounts on accommodation, food and beverage. Leisure Centre membership and Estate activities.

 

 

Please download the Application Form here and when you have it completed click the button below to send it back to us.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!