Daniel Leahy





Name: Daniel Leahy

Address: 16 Maurice Moore Place,
County Cork.

Mobile: 085-7253333

Email: [email protected]

D.O.B: 21st June 1976

Nationality: Irish


Cork Institute of Technology Higher Certificate (2014-16)
Bishopstown Culinary Studies
Cork City Level 6

Cork College of Commerce Professional Cookery (2013/14)
Morrisons Island Level 5
Cork City

Colaiste Muire Secondary School Leaving Certificate (1994)
Co. Cork,

I returned to education as a Mature Student in September 2013 studying Professional Cookery, FETAC Level 5, in the Cork College of Commerce, in which I attained DISTINCTION in all of my exams. I went on to attend CIT, Cork Institute of Technology, in September 2014, to complete a Higher Certificate in Culinary Studies, which I completed in May 2016 and achieved a grade of DISTINCTION, in all modules. I am a loyal, flexible, very dependable and hardworking individual.


Employer: O Reilly’s Irish Bar

September 2016 – Oct. 2017

Chef, responsible for preparing, cooking and plating dishes to order in a fast-paced environment.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner service.

Employer: Water’s Edge Hotel
Co. Cork

May 2015 – September 2015
Commis Chef / Breakfast Chef

As part of my Higher Certificate in Culinary Studies I was required to complete 12 weeks work experience in a professional restaurant, which I completed in, The Water’s Edge Hotel in Cobh, under Head Chef, Zoltan Szeplaki. I started as commis chef responsible for prep and was promoted to the position of Breakfast Chef within 2 weeks. Within 2 months I found myself in charge of full kitchen operations as a result of both the head chef and sous chef resigning their positions, leaving me responsible for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner service, cooking and plating dishes, to a high standard, to order, in a busy hotel restaurant.

Employer: Trade Winds Restaurant
County Cork

October 2013 – March 2014
Commis Chef

As part of my Professional Cookery Course I was required to do work experience in a restaurant. I went to Trade Winds Restaurant, Cobh, Co. Cork, where I completed the required work experience, and was kept on through the busy Christmas and New Year period, where I gained valuable experience in a busy kitchen, under the instruction of an excellent Head Chef, preparing, cooking and plating starter, mains and dessert dishes, to order.

Employer: OROCASH International Gold Exchange
4 Washington Street

Feb ’09 – Nov’ 2012

Retail Manager/Valuer/Assessor, negotiating the purchase of, Precious Metals and Gem Stones, along with managing a retail jewellery store in Cork City.

Employer: Amazon.co.uk
Cork Airport Business Park

Oct ’08 – Jan ’09
(Christmas Contract)
Customer Service agent, dealing with all contacts from UK client base. (Fixed Contract)

Employer: RCI Irl Ltd

Jan ’06 – Aug ‘08
UK client call handling. Selling products including Holiday’s, Hotel Accommodation, Car Hire, Travel Insurance and Flights, along with normal Customer Service duties.


Chef Catherine O Donovan Chef John Hartnett
Cork College of Commerce Cork Institute of Technology
Hospitality and Catering Department Tourism Department
Morrissons Island Bishopstown
Cork City Cork
[email protected] [email protected]

Head Chef
Zoltan Szeplaki
(Water’s Edge Hotel)
Riverside Park Hotel
County Cork

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