Meet our Head Chef

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Brian Aherne joined Randles Hotels in March 2013 as Executive Head Chef. It's really no exaggeration to say that, in a short time, Brian has had quite an impact on raising the standard of our food and our presentation. Feedback from our brides & grooms and their guests has been exceptional. Let's meet the man himself!


Brian started his career in Galway and then worked in Adare Manor for a couple of years before taking up jobs in Austria and London. He has worked for Ian McAndrews and Kevin Thornton, both of whom are Michelin Award winners. More recently, as well as running his own business for close on four years, Brian was Executive Chef at The Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Executive Chef at The Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon and Chef Consultant at The Abbey Hotel, Roscommon.


National Bar Food Award Winner - Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore
Rosette Award, Provincial Wedding Award Winner, National Runner Up - The Landmark Hotel, Carrick on Shannon
Best Hotel Restaurant - Abbey Hotel, Roscommon

Brian also holds a Silke's Cookery Award and is a National Fish Dish Award winner


"Each person commented on how great the hotel was and the friendless and professionalism of the staff plus the high standard of food. We had attended others weddings in the Kerry  area and we believe the food here is the best we have experienced."
Thea & Paul, December 2015

"The food was out of this world."
Joanne & Aidan, December 2015

"The other thing that really stood out to me on the day was, we had told the Hotel that we had guests with different allergies. Each one of those guests was looked after so well for the meal and even for the evening buffet. Each one of them told me after that they had never been catered for so well." 
Lisa & Shane, July 2015

"The food on the day was beautiful. We had heard before the wedding from a guest at a different wedding, that the meal at the Dromhall is the nicest food they had tasted at any wedding. And it has been said to us again from our guests since our wedding."
Máire & Kevin, February 2015

"How to describe the wedding meal! In one word 'outstanding'. People are still talking about our wedding meal. It was top class. the attention to detail to every aspect of our meal was second to none."
Oonagh & Frank, October 2014

"The most amazing part of the whole Dromhall experience, and in which our 228 guests continue to praise and discuss, was the wedding breakfast meal. Totally flawless. The wide variety of choices which were available for our guests, all served on time, piping hot and absolutely delicious. The Chefs and their team were A1 in delivering a fantastic meal and creating fantastic memories for all our guests."
Helen & Dan, May 2014

"The food was just out of this world."
Eileen & Liam, May 2014

"We got so many compliments from our guests with regards the meal. The service was excellent and the quality & quantity of the food was exceptional."
Deirdre & Shane, March 2014

"The food was fantastic, it was piping hot and there was an abundance of it."
Jackie & Ray, December 2013

"The food at the wedding was outstanding. Everyone commented to me that it tasted great, it was hot and there was plenty of it. Many commented that the Salmon was the best they ever have eaten."
Margaret & Tony, December 2013

"The meal was the nicest wedding meal we've ever had."
Mairead & Peter, October 2013

"The food at the reception was amazing and all our guests were commenting on it throughout the night."
Leahanne & Denis, September 2013

If you have any special culinary requirements for your wedding, Brian would be more than happy to sit down and have a chat with you. For further details, contact us on or telephone (064) 6639300