Meet Mario Furlan, Trainee Management Development Programme Participant
We catch up with Mario Furlan, Restaurant Supervisor at Cork International Hotel. Having worked with Trigon Hotels for the past 2 years, Mario tells us about his favourites parts of Cork and how things are going on the Trainee Management Development Programme.
Tell us a bit about you…
My name is Mario Furlan and I am originally from Croatia, living here in Ireland last 7 years.
I completed Hospitality studies in Croatia and have been working in the Hospitality sector for over 30 years now.
Who is your role model?
I always look to successful persons in the industry for inspiration.
What do you love most about living and working in Cork?
People here are friendly and welcoming and in the City you have everything you need from Pubs, Restaurants,shops etc.
How did you discover your love for hospitality?
My love for Hospitality started at young age, I always loved to be working with people and to help them.
What do you enjoy about your current role?
My current role as Restaurant Supervisor has made me feel confident and proud to lead. I enjoy working alongside my team to create the best possible experience for the guests in our hotel.
Which TMDP module do you think you will enjoy the most?
My personal thinking is that ‘train the trainer’ element will be most beneficial – where I have the opportunity to spend time with members of the management team to get advice from them.