Mid and East Antrim Borough Council Businesses Set to Enjoy The Taste of Northern Ireland at Inaugural WorldHost Food Ambassador Training Programme delivered by Watson & Co. Chartered Marketing at Hastings Ballygally Castle Hotel
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in association with Tourism NI, are offering an opportunity for frontline staff in the local tourism industry to take part in a globally accredited and recognised WorldHost training course. Delivered by Watson & Co. Chartered Marketing the WorldHost Food NI Ambassador programme, tailored for the local hospitality sector, will take place on 21 February 2017, from 9.30am to 3pm, in Ballygally Castle Hotel.
The programme will give participants the skills to deliver a warm and friendly welcome to customers and visitors and is particularly focused on their role as an Ambassador for their local area. The bespoke programme presents a golden opportunity for frontline staff to develop their skills and knowledge by providing simple and effective ideas to take back to the workplace. It will also highlight all that is happening in our growing food and drink industry to help inspire local businesses with new ideas.
With an established focus on food provenance the Ballygally Castle Hotel, part of the wider Hastings hotel group, is an ideal setting for the programme as the menus in the hotel have a strong emphasis on ‘field to fork’ and are backed by a philosophy to serve high quality food, working closely with local suppliers.
The WorldHost Food Ambassador programme is a practical customer service tool, where trainees will literally eat and drink themselves to a better understanding of local Northern Ireland produce. Moving through 2017, this training will enable tourism and hospitality businesses to build on the success of the Year of Food and Drink in 2016 and make investment in people skills a lasting legacy within the industry.
The Mid and East Antrim Borough Council area covers the main towns of Larne, Carrickfergus and Ballymena as well as Carnlough, Glenarm, Ballygally, Islandmagee, Whitehead, Greenisland, Kells and Portglenone.
WorldHost Food NI Ambassador Menus at Ballygally Castle Hotel
The Chef at Ballygally Castle Hotel has worked closely with Hotel Manager Norman McBride, Alison Mawhinney of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and Watson & Co. Chartered Marketing WorldHost Trainer – Chartered Marketer Christine Watson to create bespoke Menus for up to 30 incoming WorldHost Food NI Ambassadors who work in customer facing roles across Mid & East Antrim accommodation, food and tour businesses.
Discover the mouth watering Mid & East Antrim Borough WorldHost Food NI Ambassador Menus which will feature at the Ballygally Castle Hotel on 21 February 2017 below:
Local food suppliers featured
- Clandeboye Estate&Courtyard
- Ballygally Castle Garden Restaurant
- Hastings Hotels
- Irwin’s Bakery
- Farmview Diaries
- Ditty’s Home Bakery
- Carnbrooke Meats
- Hannan Meats
- Glastry Farm
Sampling Opportunities for Food Producers across Mid & East Antrim Borough
Watson & Co. Chartered Marketing has access to a small budget to procure an additional array of samples for delegates from food producers across Northern Ireland to add to the set Menus. To feature as a Mid & East Antrim Borough Council Food Supplier on this programme and ensure your products are demonstrated to the WorldHost Food NI Ambassadors for Mid & East Antrim Borough Council please contact our WorldHost Food NI Ambassador Trainer: Christine Watson by telephone (Call: +44 (0) 7900 881146) Twitter, facebook, Linkedin or via our website contact us form.
Hero Presentation Opportunities for Food Producers across Mid & East Antrim Borough
This programme also offers the opportunity for at least two Food Producers from the local Mid and East Antrim Borough Council area to present their products to the delegates attending the first WorldHost Food Ambassador training sessiom at the Ballygally Castle Hotel on 21 February. These brand pitches may also be aired via facebook, twitter periscope and You Tube live channels.
These exclusive opportunities are available on a first come first served basis and must be co-ordinated with the programme trainer: Christine Watson in advance of 21 February 2017.
If you are interested contact WorldHost Food NI Ambassador Trainer: Christine Watson by telephone (Call: +44 (0) 7900 881146) or speak with us via Twitter, facebook, Linkedin or through our website contact us form.