Stefan Matz Consultancy
Arriving to Ireland in 1990 I have been involved in and experienced the great changes within the Irish Hospitality Industry and the Irish Food Culture throughout the last 25 years. Ireland has been transformed and evolved through the hard work of many people in the industry who have been passionate about the country, its produce and people.
25 Years ago Ireland had no real food scene or even a food product to highlight to the international markets which has completely changed. Now Ireland can be regarded as food destination with many establishments and chefs to showcase and we can be proud of Ireland as a country for its food and services.
I am a chef at heart and truly enjoy cooking and providing the best of food possible. Sourcing local food has been my passion long before it has become fashionable and I have been travelling throughout the country to find the best of Artisan Irish Produce.
Work forms an important part of my life, not out of necessity but more for enjoyment and satisfaction.
I believe my skills which I have attained and nourished over the years are combining uniquely an ability to cook with organisational and managerial skills. I am a strong leader with good people skills understanding that success can only be achieved as a team, a team which requires to be trained, motivated, supported and developed. Being very flexible and adaptive I consistently look ahead and plan strategically the next required steps through analytical assessment and a core understanding of the hospitality and catering industry as a whole beyond a kitchen’s perspective.
For the above reasons I have been fortunate to be involved in many aspects of the industry from developing and implementing new restaurant concepts, designing of kitchens, menu design and implantation, multiple outlet & location operations while managing to stay true to my cooking.
I am passionate about food and about doing things right.
In January 2017 I have launched a new company – Stefan Matz Catering Consultancy – where in cooperation with other colleagues & friends of the industry we will focus on passing on some of our attained knowledge, skills and experience to others. Staff Development, Recruiting and Training people within the Irish Catering Industry are one of our main attentions and as part of the Training & Recruitment initiative our vision is to operate a Hospitality School to attract, train and place larger number of qualified employees from the EU to Ireland for job and career opportunities within Ireland.
The Irish Hospitality & Catering Industry is unfortunately undergoing again some changes due to acute staff shortages particular in kitchens where establishments are struggling to maintain their offerings, Chefs and Kitchen Porters are promoted too quickly based on demand and the skills levels as well overall standards are beginning to drop in a large section of the industry.
We identified the need to bring in expertise, knowledge and skills to many businesses within the industry to supplement their operations on a consultancy basis with a number of services to combat the shortages experienced currently.
All Food Sessions
Venue:The Model09:00 AM - 09:20 AM
Coffee10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Lunch – Best of Sligo Produce
Food Symposium Delegates Menu – Click Here to download12:45 PM - 1:30 PM
Coffee Break03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Closing Address & Q&A
Moderator: Aoife Carrigy04:30 PM
Venue:The Model09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
Coffee Break – day 211:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Lovely Sligo Lunch
Food Symposium Delegates Menu – Click Here to download01:00 PM - 01:45 PM