LVA is holding a seminar on Managing Your Kitchen

Managing Your Kitchen – LVA Seminar

The LVA is holding a special seminar for members on ‘Managing Your Kitchen’. The seminar will include advice from Lisa Fitzpatrick, Environmental Health Office (EHO) with the HSE, as well as with Mary Daly and Jacqueline McCarthy of the Food Safety Company.

The event will be held on Tuesday 11 February 2020 and is open only to LVA members and their staff. Further details are outlined on the event below.

Tickets (costing €50 per person with proceeds going to the LVA Benevolent Fund) can be booked by contacting Anglesea House on 01 6680215.

Managing Your Kitchen – Seminar Description

Driven by both regulations and the demands of customers, every publican appreciates the importance of high standards of regulatory compliance in kitchens. In addition, the reputational damages to business arising from closure orders, though rare, can be catastrophic.

The LVA is organising a special ‘Managing Your Kitchen’ seminar to help members improve how they manage their kitchens. We have assembled a top-class line-up of speakers, each with specific areas of expertise of direct relevance to the management of every pub’s kitchen.

EHO Lisa Fitzpatrick will provide a clear view on the performance of food businesses generally, from the inspector’s perspective. She will outline the EHO’s powers of enforcement and illustrate, in practical terms, what businesses typically do well, and poorly, in terms of compliance with legislation. She will offer some observations on improving future performance.

The Food Safety Company’s Mary Daly will speak of their experience and expertise in assisting pubs achieve high levels of compliance efficiently.

Finally, with employee liability claims on the rise, and kitchens being the location of many employee claims, Jacqueline McCarthy will focus specifically on Health & Safety in pub kitchens.


HSE logo Lisa Fitzpatrick

Lisa Fitzpatrick is an EHO with the HSE. She graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2003 with a BSc in Environmental Health. Lisa has 16 years’ experience working on the ground both as an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) and Senior EHO in many areas of the profession but mainly in the implementation of food safety legislation.

Lisa has served as Secretary on the Eastern Branch Committee of the Environmental Health Association of Ireland (EHAI) since 2008 until she took up the role as PRO for the professional Association in 2010 until 2013. This role involved training within the catering sector and promotion of the EHAI nationally.

Lisa has taken part in observational documentaries, TV series for both Ireland and the EU relating to the role of Environmental Health.

Logo of The Food Safety Company Mary Daly

Mary Daly established The Food Safety Company 20 years ago, after a career in the Army. Today, it is the leading Food Safety Training and HACCP Consultancy Company.

With a Team of 20 Food Safety Professionals we train and advise Food Businesses in the Hospitality Industry. Together with Food Safety we now offer Health and Safety Services to our Clients.

We make sure that businesses are compliant, audit ready at all times and manage complaints effectively.

Logo of The Food Safety Company Jacqueline McCarthy

Jacqueline McCarthy joined The Food Safety Company in 2016 and leads a team of safety consultants in the Munster area providing Food Safety & Health and Safety Services.

She is a graduate of Food Marketing & Entrepreneurship in University College Cork & previously completed a Certificate and Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety.

A native of Castletownbere she comes from a hospitality background with many years’ experience in the catering industry.


Event: Managing Your Kitchen Seminar

Where: Fitzwilliam Hotel, St. Stephens Green

Date: Tuesday 11th February 2020

Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm

Tickets: €50 per attendee with proceeds going to the LVA Benevolent Fund

To book: Contact the LVA in Anglesea House on 01 6680215.

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