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About Us

Ireland's premier on site catering specialist company

John Coughlan Catering are Ireland's leading event, wedding and private catering company. Our management team have over 30 years of experience in delivering top quality food to some of the most discerning companies and clients at premier events, wedding receptions, functions and parties. We are based in Lucan, County Dublin but our services cover the whole of the island of Ireland. View our latest videos here.

John Coughlan - Managing Director

John is an Irish Master Chef with an unprecedented level of experience in designing, managing and providing quality catering services at some of Ireland's largest and most prestigious events. From State Banquets to festivals, international golf tournaments to club catering, buffets to society wedding's he has consistently achieved high accolades for the quality of his food and service. A testament to his attention to detail and management skills is that John Coughlan Catering have been awarded some of the most prestigious and also demanding catering contracts, not only once, but year after year.

As John Coughlan Catering's Managing Director John has overall control of all of the company's activities and is very much "hands on" when it comes to designing and managing any event the company runs, no matter how large or small. But to be successful and deliver high quality catering services consistently time after time you need a top quality management team.

Barbara Coughlan - Operations Director

Like John, Barbara has an unprecedented level of experience in designing, managing and providing quality catering services at some of Ireland's largest and most prestigious events. Barbara has worked in nearly every field of catering and hospitality management and has achieved high levels of praise from clients and guests alike due to her attention to detail. Barbara has also been instrumental in helping build the JCC brand and delivering our concept catering brands such as Sit 'n' Sip Cafés, Tipperary Bars and Tapas Restaurants, as well as some of our catering contracts such as Tattersalls or Punchestown Racecourse. To consistently provide high quality catering services you need a manager that has the experience to deal with any of the myriad of issues to ensure our targets and customer satisfaction levels are not only met but exceeded. Barbara brings that strength and experience to our company.

Image Hotel and Caterer Magazine September 2016

Hotel & Catering Review runs the prestigious Keelings Farm Fresh Gold Medal Awards, which have recognized and rewarded excellence in the Irish hospitality and catering industries for 28 years. We are delighted to welcome back Keelings Farm Fresh as our headline sponsor for the awards again this year. The awards took place in Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny, on Tuesday, September 27th

With TV3's Martin King as the evening's MC, the night was a great success - Over 450 industry professionals from across the hotel and catering industry were in attendance to congratulate the winners across all 28 categories. John Coughlan Catering voted Ireland's Event Caterer of the Year 2016.

What We Do

John Coughlan Catering are Ireland's leading on site and event catering company. We cater for Wedding Receptions, Parties, Events and for Corporate Events and Clients throughout the island of Ireland. No catering requirement is too small or large for us to handle, from a simple buffet meal to a multi-location catering service we can provide consistently good food and service time after time. We have year on year, catered for some of the most prestigious events, banquets and weddings and are the caterer of choice for Electric Picnic, The Curragh Racecourse, The European Golf Tour and literally hundreds of other companies and organisations.

Our testimonials get better each season and the standards of our food, service and value for money keep improving. We also operate a catering contract service for venues that require consistent high quality food, whether they be Golf Club's, Restaurants or Pubs we can provide the perfect catering solution that will satisfy your customers and improve the image of your venue. Additionally we also can oversee any catering contract or manage a catering requirement using our dedicated and skilled management team anywhere in the world. Our staff are some of the very best available, are loyal, discreet and professional and our tight team will ensure that you deliver the best food service and quality for any catering requirement you may have.

How We Do It

Each event or function we cater at requires a varying size and make up of management team. For larger events, like the Irish Golf Open in 2012 at Royal Portrush, with over 130,000 guests expected to attend, we used our experienced management team who are all individual specialists in specific disciplines such as HR and Recruitment, IT and Technology, Catering Management, Health and Safety, Marketing and Promotion, Food Buying and Storage, Payroll and Accounts, Staff training and development and a number of other vital roles that all gel together perfectly to deliver top quality food and service to our clients, guests and customers alike.

For smaller intimate gatherings or wedding receptions each client is allocated a dedicated catering planner and manager who will oversee and manage all aspects of our service. Again we will use our experienced staff to assist in running the event, ensuring that we keep a consistent and high quality level of service at all times. There is far more to JC Catering than just supplying top quality catering services. We are one of the greenest companies in Ireland, recycling over 98% of our waste products and always looking to improve on that figure as technology advances. We also champion the use of fresh, organic wherever possible, meats, fish and vegetables from local suppliers helping to keep the Irish economy growing by using guaranteed Irish suppliers as well as only using fair trade international products we do care for the eco system and the rights and conditions of third world workers.

We are also one of the most active catering businesses at the forefront of training catering staff. Over 80% of our managers and supervisors started working with us in lesser roles and have progressed through their hard work to manage a team. We are also committed to youth training as well, recently employing over 80 transition year students at the Solheim Cup and getting them through formal HASAP training to give them at least a catering qualification and work experience to help them in the future. We are also Irelands leading large event catering company, catering for some of the most prestigious sporting and entertainment events throughout the country.

So when you need a professional catering company please do contact us for a no obligation quotation for your private party, wedding reception, corporate event, product launch, sporting event or for any occasion where the highest standards of catering and service are required. We will be delighted to hear from you., whether they be Golf Club's, Restaurants or Pubs we can provide the perfect catering solution that will satisfy your customers and improve the image of your venue. Additionally we also can oversee any catering contract or manage a catering requirement using our dedicated and skilled management team anywhere in the world. Our staff are some of the very best available, are loyal, discreet and professional and our tight team will ensure that you deliver the best food service and quality for any catering requirement you may have.