Kenneth Carroll

Carroll Food Services Ltd

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Carroll Food Services Ltd


Kenneth has held important managerial positions in his career including that of Sales and Operations Director of the firm founded by his father John D Carroll. Following the acquisition of John D. Carroll Catering Ltd., Kenneth decided to establish his own company in 1994.

Carroll Food Services is one of the largest independent contract Catering companies in Ireland. With its recent acquisition of Premier Dining's portfolio of clients in 2017, Carroll's has broadened its reach into the business and industry, education and public sectors.

Career Highlights & Credits
 DIT/TCD Graduate – BSc(Mgmt)/HDip 1986
 Associate of Institute of Management Accountants & MA 1989
 John D Carroll Catering 1986 - Unit Manager/Project Manager IT & progressed to Director-
Marketing and Development in 1990
 1992 John D. Carroll Catering acquired by Sutcliffe Catering. Sales and Operations Director
Ireland (John D Carroll Catering Ltd. and National Catering Organisation-100 locations)
 1994 Carroll Food Services Ltd established

Credits & involvements
 Past Council Member & Fellow of the Irish Hospitality Institute
 1994 1996 IHI Representative on Failte Ireland's Trainee Management Development Programme
 1997 Chairman CERT Programme Development and Assessment Committee
 Member of Safefood Group to prepare a “Consumer Focussed Review of the Chicken Food Chain” 2005
 Elected by North South Ministerial Council to the Safefood Scientific Advisory Committee 2010 2016
 2013 Appointed to the Safefood Group on Food Skills in Ireland
 1999 2010 Chairman Association of Irish Contract Caterers
 2001 2010 Representative Ireland for European Federation of Contract Catering
 2002 2005 member FERCO Food Safety Committee
 2001 2003 Chairman IMI Dublin Region
 Former Member of IMI Council
 Vice Chair of HAIL – Housing Association for Integrated Living
 Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and Hospitality Professionals Association UK