The Limerick Strand Hotel has appointed Darren Wrenn as its new food-and-beverage manager.
An Offaly native, Wrenn brings a wealth of managerial experience, having most recently been food-and-beverage manager at Kinnitty Castle. During his time there, the Slí Dala restaurant won Best Hotel Restaurant at the regional RAI Awards. Previously, Wrenn held the position of operations manager at Racket Hall Country House Hotel, where he successfully managed to upgrade the premises’ Fáilte Ireland rating from three to four stars.
Wanting to gain some international experience, Wrenn also spent time honing his skills as restaurant manager at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr hotel, in Abu Dhabi. There, Wrenn managed two Marco Pierre White restaurants within the hotel and, during his tenure, won Best Restaurant (Abu Dhabi Marco’s Steakhouse) 2019 and Best Newcomer (Abu Dhabi Marco’s New York Italian) 2019 in the 2019 Time Out Restaurant Awards.
Wrenn joined the hospitality industry as a duty manager and has developed his skills over the years, working his way up the managerial ladder in a variety of roles, but mainly with a focus on food and beverage. With ambitions to reach general-manager level within the MHL group, Wrenn sees his new role as an important move in realising his ambition.
When not at work, Wrenn spends his time with his wife and their two daughters. When he gets spare time, he enjoys playing rugby with his local club and likes to travel and experience different cultures and customs.
Statement By Wrenn
Wrenn said, “I have always respected the excellent food ethos at the Limerick Strand Hotel and look forward to helping them continue to grow their exceptional weddings-and-events business and augmenting the overall food-and-beverage guest experience.”
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