The Quay Co-op is a workers op-operative based on Sullivan’s Quay, in the heart of Cork City. We run an acclaimed vegetarian restaurant, in-house bakery, & three whole food shops in Cork City, Ballincollig, and Carrigaline.
We’re committed to quality wholesome foods. We bake our own breads, produce all our meals daily, and source the best natural ingredients from both local suppliers and abroad. Our whole food shops boast a vast product line with competitive prices on organic & natural goods.
The Quay Co-op was founded in 1982 as a radical/alternative community project by a collective effort of feminist, lesbian & gay, environmental and other alternative groups and individuals. Throughout the 1980’s it provided a local base for the politics of the new social movements of the period – at a time when Irish society, and its economy, seemed to be going backwards rather than forwards.
In the changed environment of the 2000’s, Quay Co-op re-invented itself as a worker’s co- operative, running a successful vegetarian restaurant, organic food store and ‘in-house’ bakery. However, it still retains the personality and values of its radical origins.
Friends, have you checked out our new bookshop yet, Key Books? located downstairs next to our health food section, do drop in Tuesday to Saturday 12 - 5pm. If you're in the neighbourhood on Saturday 20th @ 3pm, pop by for our first book signing by Dan Boyle of his new book 'Making Up The Numbers'. Dan Boyle will be in conversation with Brendan Ryan on the day, and all welcome 🙂
JOB ALERT! We are recruiting for a Chef / Food Production Manager. Interested yourself? or know someone with those skills looking for a great working environment?
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Quay Coop / Recruitment
Chef/Food Production Manager
We are looking for a highly motivated and energetic person to manage and further develop our overall food production. The Quay Co-op operates a busy vegetarian Restaurant together with a Food Production Unit and Bakery for its health Food Stores. A workers cooperative, we have been established over thirty years.
Applicants should be passionate about food, have a high level of interpersonal skills and a proven ability in the following areas:
Manage and work with a large team
Develop new menu products.
Ensure excellent standards of food quality
Implement HACCP and all health and safety issues
Control budgets, costs and stock
Develop foods for retail market.
Please apply online with CV and a covering email to:
The New Year brings into focus all our wishes for health and new regimes! Studies show that a common sense approach to health, food and exercise, is the one that wins the day. We're open here in the Co-op Restaurant, Coffee dock and Organic Shop to help with all those things, come visit!