Kenneth Carroll

Dublin, Ireland

Kenneth has held several important managerial positions in his career including that of Sales and Operations Director of the firm founded by his father John D Carroll. Following the acquisition of John D. Carroll Catering Ltd., Kenneth decided to establish his own company in 1994.

Carroll Food Services has grown into one of the largest independent contract Catering companies in Ireland, with operations throughout the country.

Career Highlights & Credits
 DIT/TCD Graduate – BSc(Mgmt)/HDip 1986
 Associate of Institute of Management Accountants & MA 1989
 John D Carroll Catering 1986 - Unit Manager/Project Manager IT & progressed to Director-
Marketing and Development in 1990
 1992 John D. Carroll Catering acquired by Sutcliffe Catering. Sales and Operations Director
Ireland (John D Carroll Catering Ltd. and National Catering Organisation-100 locations)
 1994 Carroll Food Services Ltd established

Credits and involvements
 Past Council Member & Fellow of the Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI)
 1994-1996 IHI Representative on CERT’s (now Failte Ireland) Trainee Management
Development Programme
 1997 Chairman of CERT Programme Development and Assessment Committee
 Member of Safefood Group to assist in the preparation of a “Consumer Focussed Review of
the Chicken Food Chain” in 2005
 Elected by North South Ministerial Council to serve on the Safefood Scientific Advisory
Committee 2010.
 2013 Appointed to the Safefood Group on Food Skills in Ireland.
 1999 to 2010 Chairman - Association of Irish Contract Caterers
 2001 to 2010 Representative - Ireland for European Federation of Contract Catering
Organisations (FERCO)
 2002 to 2005 Committee member -FERCO Food Safety Committee
 2001-2003 Chairman IMI Dublin Region
 Former Member of IMI Council
 Vice Chair of HAIL – Housing Association for Integrated Living
 Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, and Hospitality Professionals Association UK

  • Work
    • Carroll Food Services Ltd
  • Education
    • Gonzaga College
    • St. Michael's College
    • Dublin College of Catering Cathal Bruagha St Dublin
    • Trinity College, Dublin
    • DIT