Why choose hospitality?

Hos­pi­tal­ity is a cre­ative indus­try cen­tred around peo­ple and mak­ing them happy. There is a great atmos­phere cre­ated by friendly & vibrant peo­ple work­ing together to take care of guests who are out to enjoy themselves.

With easy entry & advance­ment for ambi­tious & ded­i­cated work­ers, you get the ben­e­fits of a diverse & dynamic work envi­ron­ment with a vari­ety of career paths. Fur­ther oppor­tu­ni­ties in the indus­try include but are not lim­ited to:

  • Bartending/​Mixology
  • Event Cater­ing
  • Concierge
  • Cus­tomer Ser­vice Representative
  • Man­age­ment
  • Recruit­ment
  • Som­me­lier
  • Finance & Budgeting
  • Busi­ness Operations
  • Head/​Executive Chef
  • Spe­cialty Chefs
  • Tourism
  • Event Coordination/​Management
  • Sustainability/​Environmental Roles
  • Human Resources
  • Admin­is­tra­tive Roles
  • Stock Con­trol & Purchasing
  • Train­ing & Development
  • Mar­ket­ing & Media Relations
  • the list goes on …

As well as many pos­si­bil­i­ties for a flex­i­ble sched­ule, you can learn a vari­ety of pro­fes­sional “soft skills” that are trans­ferrable to other indus­tries and that recruiters love to see, such as:

  • Cus­tomer Service
  • Team­work
  • Multi-​Tasking
  • Flex­i­bil­ity
  • Time Man­age­ment
  • Com­mu­ni­ca­tion
  • Inter­per­sonal skills
  • Con­flict Management
  • Prob­lem Solving
  • Deci­sion Making
  • Busi­ness Operations
  • Bud­get­ing & Man­ag­ing finances
  • Cre­ativ­ity
  • Recruit­ing & Training
  • Super­vi­sory skills
  • Cost Man­age­ment
  • Stress Man­age­ment
  • Abil­ity to work under pressure
  • the list goes on …

A career in hos­pi­tal­ity can pro­vide you with end­less career ben­e­fits & oppor­tu­ni­ties to work & travel within a global indus­try. What are you wait­ing for?

Come Join Us.

Why choose us?

We love our indus­try and promise that even if hos­pi­tal­ity is not your long-​term career, you will learn valu­able trans­ferrable skills that recruiters love to see, whilst also mak­ing some life­long friends.

Our restau­rants are pos­i­tive & people-​focused places.

If you join us, you have the oppor­tu­nity to progress & learn across 5 unique venues with ded­i­cated peo­ple & train­ing lead­ers and accred­ited train­ing courses in a range of part– and full-​time posi­tions. Also, most of our senior posi­tions across the group are held by peo­ple who worked their way up with us!

We strive to fos­ter a healthy work-​life bal­ance for all of our team members.

With an in-​house Well­ness Team, we have achieved acco­lades such as the Amber Flag. Our Well­ness Team ensures that the work­places we pro­vide are safe, wel­com­ing, adapt­able & pro­gres­sive so that every team mem­ber can realise their poten­tial with us. We aim to ensure that every­one thrives whilst main­tain­ing a healthy & pro­duc­tive work-​life balance.

As an estab­lished group of restau­rants with a com­bined almost 40 years spent serv­ing the peo­ple of Cork & beyond, we take pride in every­thing we do. Com­mu­nity is at the heart of our phi­los­o­phy and in turn we always buy from local pro­duc­ers and sup­port local com­mu­nity ini­tia­tives such as Meitheal Mara and Love The Lee.

Come Join Us.

 Elbow Lane

Elbow Lane

Elbow Lane is a multi-award winning restaurant in Cork City combining a nano-brewery and smokehouse. Our small tight-knit team works together to bring our guests bold and exciting flavours in a small but charming and lively space. Our kitchen is the centrepiece of our dining room where we use kiln-dried irish oak as timber for grilling and smoking. As well as the food we have a carefully crafted drinks menu containing our own brewed beer, selected wines, and bespoke, unique cocktails. We aim for excellence always when providing our services to our guests.



 The Castle Cafe

The Castle Cafe

The Castle is a family friendly café and restaurant located in the grounds of the stunning and historic Blackrock Castle. Our kitchen uses the best local ingredients to create delicious dishes for our guests and even have our own greenhouse for produce.  Our bar serves a wide range of drinks including our own brewed beer and our own coffee blend alongside selected wines & delicious cocktails. We provide great value in an unforgettable setting with friendly service always.



 Goldie

Goldie

Goldie is an award-winning restaurant serving fantastic seafood and more. We buy from local producers and small day boats using a whole catch approach. Our open kitchen stretches the length of our lively downstairs dining room, where we use a Gill to Fin approach, using as much of the fish as possible and changing our menu every day. Our tight-knit kitchen and service team are passionate about offering a unique and excellent dining experience for our guests. 



 ORSO

ORSO

ORSO is an intimate neighbourhood kitchen & bar surrounded by activity in the bustling heart of Cork City centre. We use food sourced locally to serve fresh, healthy, and flavour-forward food. Everything we offer is prepared with the season in mind, by us, in our own kitchen.



 Market Lane

Market Lane

Market Lane is an award winning restaurant in the heart of Cork city. We serve great Irish food, crafted with local produce from The English Market and beyond. We match this with beer from our own brewery next door. Ranged over two floors, with a large outdoor heated terrace, our menu features options for all those that love good food combined with friendly service always. Our bar serves a wide range of drinks including our own brewed beer and our own coffee blend alongside selected wines & delicious cocktails.



 

Sim

The Castle Cafe

My name is Sim and I a single mother of 3. I’m a fulltime server at The Castle and have been working for the company for 8 months. My experience … [Read more]

Mags

The Castle Cafe

My name is Mags and I have been working in the Castle Cafe for 4 years. At my stage in life I decided that I needed to take a step back on my … [Read more]

Lynda

Elbow Lane

I have worked with the company for almost 9 years and I can honestly say you would have to go far to find a better bunch of people to work with. … [Read more]

Robert

Market Lane

Hi, my name is Robert. I am a chef with Market Lane Ltd. I began working with the company after I finished a degree in chemical science. From a … [Read more]

Allen

Goldie

I began with the Market Lane group back in 2014 with Elbow Lane's opening. I was inexperienced but was given an opportunity I'm now so grateful … [Read more]

Krzysztof

The Castle Cafe

My adventure in the Castle Café began 6 years ago when I started as a kitchen porter. The Castle is  all about working with a group of kind … [Read more]