Martin is a specialist in food business mentoring and consultancy, working with private companies, local authorities and development agencies for the past 15 years. Before that he worked for many years in senior positions in the restaurant and hotel sector in England and in some of the best-known hostelries in Ireland.
Martin’s academic qualifications include a BA in Culinary Arts; HCIMA Hospitality and catering; NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education; CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practices and NCTB Training Techniques. Martin is currently studying for his Masters Degree in Culinary Innovation and New Product Development at Technical University Dublin (TU Dublin).
With an excellent understanding of the functionality and business aspects of running a profitable and compliant food business, his key areas of expertise include:
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- Business mentoring
- Cost management and operational planning
- Product and business development
- Business reviews and reporting
Associations & Memberships
Member of the food coast steering committee: https://donegalfoodcoast.ie/our-story/
Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) affiliate member: https://www.cieh.org/about-us/
Member of Food Safety Professionals Association: https://www.fspa.ie/member/59/martin-lynch/donegal
Registered trainer on Environmental Health Association of Ireland: https://ehai.ie/trainers/
I have had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of food and hospitality companies for more that 20 years. Providing clear, useful advice and good customer service is what drives me.
Testimonials from some current and past clients:
Martin Lynch of Hospitality Solutions has provided a number of accredited food safety training programmes for Inishowen Development Partnership over the past 5-10 years. We have found the delivery and content of these training sessions to be excellent with positive feedback from our beneficiaries. Martin has collaborated with us to develop bespoke programmes and has significant experience in the sector.
I can't recommend Martin of Hospitality Solutions enough. We asked Martin to review our entire kitchen operations at a busy 80 bed nursing home right from the standard operating procedures, menus, staffing structure and food costs and he didn't disappoint. His knowledge of the industry was very impressive and right from the beginning could pinpoint areas for improvement. Communication was excellent throughout the project and he has turned our kitchen around completely with minimal disruption. I look forward to working with Hospitality Solutions in the future.
We, at O’Donnell’s Bakery employed the consultancy services of Martin Lynch – Hospitality Solutions to conduct a review of our Food Safety Management and HACCP Systems. From an operational and systems perspective Martin worked closely with our team to develop a new set of food safety procedures and processes, this was instrumental on our FSAA independent third-party accreditation award. By updating our Food Safety system, we were able to gain new clients. Martin is great to work with and is always available to help with any query we have.
We have been working with Martin since 2015 – his no nonsense on advice and guidance in all areas of FSMS/HACCP and continuous improvement have been invaluable. His technical competency and advice ensures that food safety and quality go hand in hand at Donegal Prime Fish. We have been a SALSA food safety and quality accredited business which is independent third-party accreditation award. Since we engaged Martins service he continues to work with us and provide advice, training and auditing services.
Martin Lynch of Hospitality Solutions is a dedicated, professional food trainer, coach and mentor who possesses the gift of a successful entrepreneurial spirit whilst demonstrating great empathy and understanding. Martin is an experienced chef and has developed an excellent repertoire of culinary skills across the food service area, from menu costing & planning to new menu concepts For the last number of years, Martin has delivered Chef Skills, Menu Planning, HACCP Levels 4 & 5, and a variety of accredited Food Safety training, to various member companies of Taste 4 Success Skillnet.
Martin has also participated in delivering a number of employment activation initiatives run by our network of companies. Martin is highly sought after, and his dedication, commitment to excellence ensures that he is someone who is held in high esteem by companies, employees and his wider circle of contacts and clients.
It is a pleasure to work with Martin, and we look forward to navigating the challenges of the current economic environment, working together to support member companies and their employees to keep jobs, pivot opportunities and to respond rapidly and effectively to reopening of business.
Bridie Corrigan Matthews, Taste 4 Success Skillnet
In today's business environment there is more pressure and expectation to ensure your systems and training is robust enough to protect both employer and customer. Martin / Hospitality Solutions offers a service that can look at your current position and address any gaps in systems, EHO compliance and legislation and his services are invaluable to small businesses that may not have the resource.
Ciaran O Neill, Managing Director, Bishops Gate Hotel, Derry
I recently completed my Level 4 HACCP training with Martin Lynch of hospitality solutions. Given that the course is very detailed I found that it was very well delivered. Martin made it very easy to understand and if you found a section difficult he had no problem in going over it again, and didn't move on until you understood that topic. I also completed a Food Allegiance course with them and again found them very good. I would have no hesitation is recommending this company for the mentioned courses or any other relevant courses in relation to them.
Susan Mc Laughlin Love a Little Sauces Donegal