September 27, 2020
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SPONSORED: Award-winning Kilkenny restaurant is looking for new staff

A critically-acclaimed county Kilkenny restaurant is looking for talented new staff to add to its award-winning team.

Barrow’s Keep has been going from strength-to-strength since it moved to Thomastown late last year. Now owners Stephen McArdle and Morgan VanderKamer are looking to fill a number of key positions at the restautant.

If you are looking to work at a dynamic, progressive restaurant and you are passionate about excellent hospitality, the following positions may be the ideal career fit for you:

*Chef de Partie: Minimun five  years experience in a professional kitchen. Barrow’s Keep offer flexible working hours in a state-of-the-art kitchen.

*Kitchen porter:
Full time position. Experience preferable, but not essential.

The successful candidates will be joining one of Kilkenny’s finest culinary teams.

Stephen has worked in top restaurants in Dublin, Belfast and London, while Morgan also has a wealth of experience gathered at restaurants in Dublin, London and her home country, Canada.


The many customers who have visited Barrow’s Keep since it opened in Thomastown in October are also very happy.

Its seasonal menu and exciting wine list put it right up there with the best in the county – and, indeed, the country.

Stephen is a strong believer in the importance of good quality food, abundant with flavour.

His attention to the smallest details stems from his work with talented chefs in Michelin star restaurants.

Morgan has been studying wine for years. She is certified with the Court of Master Sommeliers, has advanced certification with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and is a Certified Sherry Educator. The wine list at Barrows Keep is a reflection of her dedication to wine and what it brings to the dining experience.

“We aim to present a list that will showcase the broad world of wine, from unique one-off bottles to wines that you know – and some that you have never heard of or tried before,” she says.

Barrow’s Keep was voted Best Wine Experience in Leinster at last year’s Irish Restaurant Awards.

From the beginning, Stephen and Morgan set out to establish Barrow’s Keep as a place with excellent food, focused on quality ingredients, creativity and consistency which evolves around the seasons.

Seasonal ingredients – from the South East as much as possible – coupled with an eclectic wine list and excellent hospitality are its hallmarks.

“Hospitality defines what we do as a whole,” says Morgan. “We strive to focus on the smallest of details and want to leave a lasting impression on all of our guests.”


To apply for any of the above positions, call 085 250 7461 or email: info@barrowskeep.com 

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