Caterwaiter was amongst three Kildare companies last week who were awarded the coveted All-Ireland Business All-Star Accreditation at Croke Park. Andy Duffy of Caterwaiter, a leading provider of catering/hospitality staff, was delighted to be one of the award recipients – and to finally lift an All-Ireland for Kildare!
Caterwaiter, based at Maynooth Business Campus, was founded by Andy way back in 2007, just before the country took an economic nosedive. Suffice to say that when the downturn hit the economy, out the window went corporate and major brand eventing.
Yet, Caterwaiter survived and will open a new Dublin office next month. With six office staff, and over 400 registered temps, Andy feels the noticeable rise in corporate eventing and private functions, means their services for temporary catering staff to the hospitality sector, is ever in demand.
Temps and Permanent Staff
“To coincide with the opening of our Dublin office, we will now be offering permanent placements to the hospitality sector. The corporate market is definitely on the increase, as in eventing. When the downturn hit, suffice to say we found it a challenging working environment but thanks to many loyal clients, Caterwaiter held its own.”
“Now, we have multinationals, large hotel groups and corporate clients on our books, and we cater for the many top tech companies in Silicon Docks in Dublin, and throughout the capital.”
Caterwaiter provides short to long term staffing solutions to companies ranging from cafe owners to multinationals who require skilled, reliable, catering and event staff for cover, on-going placements, and permanent placements.
“We engage with all our event clients early in their planning process and advice and assist them to the successful delivery of their event. From private dining to large corporate events, Caterwaiter are here to assist and become part of our clients’ brand” added Andy.
The All-Ireland All-Star Accreditations are overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the Kenny Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics. The All-Star Accreditation is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection cirteria.
At the Croke Park presentation event, Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said the commitment to quality of the small to medium enterprise sector was critical to the Irish economy.
“The Government have now committed to doubling of life-long learning rate to 18%,” she said. “Ireland has the fastest growing economy in Europe and one of the fastest rate of business start-ups. Small to medium enterprises make up 99% of Irish businesses and their importance to the Irish economy and education sector can never be understated”.
See https://caterwaiter.ir/ or contact Cater waiter at 01 629 0534 for all your hospitality staff needs.