Derek Reilly


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Derek Reilly Culinary Director | Aramark Ireland | Aramark Northern Europe

I am almost 30 years working in the hospitality industry and remain as enthusiastic, passionate & inspired as I was the very first time I stepped into a professional kitchen, my hunger for Culinary knowledge, food innovation, craft development & training is what drives my obsession with developing & nurturing Culinary talent within our industry.

I spent my early career being classically French trained in various fine dining award winning restaurants, Hotels and Resorts. I have been honoured to have received many National & International accolades and awards however I’m never one to sit on my laurels – I continue to strive for perfection and Culinary Excellence !!

As Culinary Director at Aramark Ireland I head-up an exceptionally skilled and innovative Culinary Team responsible for all food sectors across the Aramark Ireland business.