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Balloo Inns showcases recognition of award-winning team during Chef Appreciation Week

Balloo Inns owner and manager Jennie Sweeney celebrates Chef Appreciation Week with Balloo Inns Group team members

Award-winning gastro-pub group, Balloo Inns, is in the celebratory spirit this Chef Appreciation Week. Recognising the skills, talent and work ethic within the team, Balloo Inns will be highlighting the talent within the team by showcasing the chefs who have created some of the delicious dishes.

A specially curated menu of the chefs’ top picks will be running throughout the week from 12th – 18th August. Each chef has selected their own personal favourite dish to serve up to customers. The competition is on, as the chef whose dish gets ordered the most will take home the crowning title of ‘Chef of the Week’.

Chef Appreciation Week is one of a number of initiatives that Balloo Inns has developed to invest in its team throughout the year. Working with Inspire Workplace, Balloo Inns has also introduced an employee assistance programme. Inspire Workplace offers 24-hour support and follow up face-to-face counselling to all full-time Balloo Inns Group employees who may be struggling with stress, anxiety or any personal issues.

Ronan Sweeney, Balloo Inns Managing Director and owner, said, “We are always extremely grateful to our chefs across our restaurants for their continuous hard work throughout the year. Chef Appreciation Week has provided us with the extra opportunity to demonstrate how much we value and appreciate their work with us. We have been able to highlight not only their incredible work ethic, but their tremendous combined talent to our customers through our special menu of chef selections.

“Through our employee initiatives with Inspire Workplace, we are striving to create the best working environment for each of our employees. All our employees play a significant part in the success of our restaurants. Our business cannot succeed without happy, motivated employees and their wellbeing is a big priority for us.”

Balloo Inns Group employs around 120 staff across its three restaurants: The Parson’s Nose in Hillsborough, Balloo House in Killinchy and Poacher’s Pocket, Lisbane.

The award-winning restaurants receive critical acclaim with all three retaining their spot in the prestigious Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide 2018.

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