Niall Hooper of Aramark was recently awarded the title of Catering Manager of the Year at the IHI Awards, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions.
The award acknowledges excellence and professionalism in the Irish hospitality and catering industry.
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Having joined Aramark in 2007, Hooper is currently Combined Services Manager for Aramark at their operation in Allianz. During his career with Aramark, he has built strong relationships with clients across varied sectors of the business, accomplished through his dedication and passion for service excellence.
Cathy Meade of Unilever Food Solutions said: “We’re delighted for Niall and congratulate him on his richly deserved award. Niall’s experience in the hospitality sector has proven invaluable in his role with Aramark, where his expertise and knowledge have ensured his continued success.”
Hooper's recognition was based on the demonstration of his 'commitment to investing, developing and nurturing teams, his approach ensures that his teams enhance the customer experience and he achieves this by utilising Aramark tools such as the ‘’Encore, Encore’ employee recognition program and holds regular reviews with staff to discuss any new ideas they may have for the business'.
Margaret Scully from Allianz said: “Our congratulations to Niall for winning this award and his continued excellent management of the combined services at Allianz.”
* Hooper (third from the left) is pictured with Jim Reeves, Customer Director Ireland at Unilever Food Solutions, Cathy Meade, Key Account Manager at Unilever Food Solutions and Margaret Scully, DST and Soft Services Manager at Allianz.