Restaurant and catering group Gourmet Food Parlour (GFP) has announced a new €500,000 investment which will create 15 jobs in its Swords operation, as part of its ten year celebrations.

Established by Lorraine Heskin and Lorraine Byrne, the first Gourmet Food Parlour premises opened in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin in July 2006.

GFP owns branches in Swords, Malahide and Dun Laoghaire, and has run successful kitchen partnerships with House on Leeson St and 37 Dawson St. Their catering division works with several large corporations, providing catering to AIG, Google, Universal, Alltech, Special Olympics and more.

Lorraine Heskin, MD Gourmet Food Parlour explained how the new investment will revitalise the Swords premises: “Moving next door into a new expanded space will see the premises completely overhauled with 40 additional seats, a larger kitchen space, a fully licensed bar space, new menu items and a private dining room. Due for completion in August, this expansion will boost not only our space capacity but also our offering to the Swords area.”

Looking ahead, Heskin said she anticipates the business can continue to grow steadily over the next 10 years: “With a newly revamped premises on the horizon, a logo re-brand and a new website, we are alive and kicking more than ever this year. We hope to continue to grow and build on an exciting future for the Gourmet Food Parlour team into the next 10 years.”

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