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Castleknock Hotel Appoints Executive Head Chef

Castleknock Hotel has announced the appointment of Arder Christie as its new Executive Head Chef.

With almost 20 years’ experience in the kitchen both in Ireland and abroad, Arder initially studied at Belfast Institute for Further & Higher Education, graduating with a National Vocational Qualification in Culinary Studies. He then moved to Belfast Metropolitan College where he completed a BTEC Diploma in Business Management in 2011.

Arder began his career in The Europa Hotel in Belfast where he worked as Junior Chef de Partie in The Gallery Restaurant, before relocating to Boston, Massachusetts to The Westin Copley Hotel. From here, Arder moved to Azure Restaurant in Boston, before returning to Belfast to the Piano Bar & Restaurant in The Europa Hotel. He has since worked with Castle Catering, and with the team at The Europa Hotel and Causerie Restaurant.

Arder has also worked in restaurants and hotels in the Philippines and Malaysia between 2011 and 2015.

Arder said: “My career has taken me all over the world and I very much look forward to working with the wonderful team at Castleknock Hotel. It is a fantastic hotel and the perfect base for anyone looking to explore Dublin and I look forward to bringing my international experience to the hotel’s kitchen and restaurants.”

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