• You should be able to follow a recipe easily and to keep the house clean in between house cleanings, do the laundry, polish the silver, play with dog, water the flowers, etc. 

      I live between New York City and my house on Long Island and need someone who will look after the house/dog during the week the days I am in the city and be available for me when I am home. 

      Occasional dinner guests to be expected.  Please reply with a description of yourself, what you feel most comfortable cooking. 

      Many thanks,


      • I run a castle outside Thurles in County Tipperary called Lisheen Castle, it's not a hotel, it's a luxury rental property with 9 bedrooms. American family groups rent the castle on a weekly basis Saturday to Saturday, sometimes on a self-catering basis and sometimes on a catered basis. The number of guests staying is usually between 10-16 persons. I usually have about 10 weeks catered during a season.

        The guests who stay are all Americans, they are very nice appreciative people and they are simply looking for good tasty traditional Irish food cooked and prepared well, per night we offer a choice of 2 starters, 2 mains and 2 desserts. We take the food orders at dinner each night for the following evening so we know exactly how many guests are having each dish to shop without waste. 

        For breakfast we offer a traditional Irish breakfast with porridge, home cooked scones and pancakes etc, it's a very personal experience with the guests, you would be dealing with the same guests each day for a week and would have some interaction with the guests.

        The cook does the shopping in the local shops/supermarkets after breakfast or during the day, does the cooking and is supported by one other for breakfast and 2 service persons for dinner. The cook needs their own transport as we are located 10 minutes from our local town of Thurles.

        The person I'm looking for must have a passion for food, must really want to delight the guests, be cost aware, be organised and clean in the kitchen, this is a part time postion and may suit someone semi retired who doesn't wish to work full time or somebody looking for a new challenge.

        • We are currently accepting applications for a teacher. This position can be full time or part time.  Successful applicant will be teaching our students in the kitchens and working with other staff members to get ingredients ready for teaching sessions.

          If you have the right experience and fancy a change, please send your CV and a cover letter to Florrie on  If you think someone you know would be interested in this position, please forward on the email.

          We are looking for someone who:

          • ideally has attended our 12 Week Certificate Course
          • and/or has industry experience working in restaurant, cafe or catering company producing high quality food with the best ingredients.
          • works well in a team
          • is used to a high pressure environment
          • enjoys the challenge and excitement of a fast paced dynamic workplace
          • may already have some teaching experience

          Salary will be based on experience and ability.

          Some Benefits of the Job

          • Day Time Only
          • Weekdays Only (an occassional Saturday)
          • See your students blossom
          • Teach different Recipes every day.
          • Work with some of the worlds top chefs when they visit us.

          If you think someone you know would be interested in this position, please forward on the email.

          Visa Requirements
          We are happy to accept applications from people outside Ireland, UK and the EU, but you will need to already have a working visa for Ireland or the EU.  Unfortuantely, we will not be able to help with applying for a visa. 

          We are able to offer accommodation to the successful candidate if required.

          Email Florrie on with cover letter and CV.
          Please contact us if you would like to be considered.

          • Greenwich is a small owner-operated daytime cafe located in Cork City.

            We offer an all-day brunch menu which changes regularly and uses the very best of local, artisan produce. All of our menu is prepared fresh in-house with a strong focus on showcasing artisan producers and we are proud to be a member of Good Food Ireland.

            Our coffee is speciality coffee roasted by The Golden Bean and wines are biodynamic. We are seeking a cook/chef either part-time or full-time to join our very small and friendly team. Our team are passionate about food and good customer service and welcomes new menu ideas.

            Daytime hours / No nights. Excellent opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in a busy cafe. 

            • Chef de Partie

              At The Pavilion Garden Centre and Glasshouse Restaurant in Cork, we are recruiting for the role of Chef De Partie. This role is a full time position with the added benefit of friendly day-time working hours. There are no split shifts or evening shifts.

              The Pavilion is a well-known destination in Cork, it is synonymous with sourcing great local artisan produce, creating quality dishes, which are enjoyed in a unique location just minutes from Cork city. We are now looking for a talented Chef to join and improve our team.

              The following attributes are desirable:

              • HACCP Certified
              • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
              • Standards Driven
              • Passion for Cooking / creating great dishes
              • Business Conscious
              • Strong Work Ethic
              • Team Player

              If you are interested in joining our vibrant environment at The Pavilion, please submit your CV through the link provided and we will get back to you soon.


              • Ballymaloe Cookery School is multi-award-winning family run business delivering a first class culinary education to students all over the world since 1983. Proud of our long-standing tradition of excellence and our Slow Food philosophy realised by our 70 strong team, we are looking to recruit teaching, growing and office staff over the coming months.

                We have an open full time position for an experienced office professional in our busy bookings department and office. In this front facing role our Office Administrator will be customer oriented and process driven, someone who thrives in a busy, fast paced environment where no two days are the same.

                An integral part of our Administration Team, this person will be responsible for the smooth day to day running of the office, liaising with Ballymaloe Cookery School management and staff, course students, guest speakers and visitors to the school and 100 acre organic farm and gardens.

                If you would like to bring your personal and professional passion, knowledge and skills to our mission and to be part of the next 40 years of Ballymaloe Cookery School then we’d love to hear from you.

                Duties and Responsibilities:

                • Provide general front desk reception coverage including handling phone calls, routing them to appropriate staff, taking and distributing messages,

                • Receiving/greeting all visitors in a professional and warm manner

                • Answering inbound enquiries by email and taking course bookings, processing payments, refunds etc.

                • Assist in General Office administration (i.e., office supply ordering, form and documents inventory, filing, post, etc.)

                • Partner with Human Resources and Team Managers to process job applicants, administer new hire pre-employment and orientation activities, assist in benefit enrollment, timekeeping system set up, and termination processing

                • Manage and process course bookings daily

                • Implementation of office systems and procedures.

                • Keeping employee data up to date.


                • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written

                • Highly organised and efficient with attention to detail

                • Strong customer service skills with excellent communication skills

                • Ability to multitask, prioritise and be flexible with changing business needs in a team environment

                • Willingness to be a team player & work in a team environment

                • Ability to work on your own initiative in an organised manner

                • Manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines in high volume office environment

                • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, and students

                • Always represent the organisation in a positive and professional manner

                • Interest in sustainability, education, food growing or cooking

                Qualifications and Experience

                • Education: Leaving Certificate or equivalent

                • Two or more years experience in a customer centric business or education environment with administrative responsibility for office operations

                • Advanced level proficiency with the full Microsoft office suite – word, excel, PowerPoint

                • Experience working within basic bookkeeping and budgeting systems an advantage.

                • Experience setting up and carrying out SOP may be useful

                • Experience dealing with HR issues in a business environment an advantage

                • Proficient and skilled in social media applications including Facebook

                • Hospitality background is helpful but not required

                Job Type: Permanent Full-time with 3 month probation period; Monday - Friday 9am-5pm or 10am-6pm (as per Office Staff rota) with occasional Saturdays and Sundays (worked time in lieu).

                Pay: Salary range dependent on experience €28-30k

                Work Environment

                Work in a busy office environment based at the Ballymaloe Cookery School


                • 20 days paid holiday

                • Pension (after 6 months continuous employment)

                • Daily lunch in the Ballymaloe Cookery School eating alongside staff, course students and school visitors

                • Networking opportunities with subject matter experts

                • Subject to availability staff can attend Ballymaloe Cookery School short courses to further their knowledge base

                Please apply with your CV and a Cover Letter outlining your suitability for the role to

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