Our Staff Success Stories

Our Staff Success Stories

At Hayfield Manor, we take pride in seeing member of our staff progress in their careers during their time with us. Some of our success stories at Hayfield Manor include;

John Burchill

John is from Guileen, a very small village in East Cork, just outside Whitegate & he went to school in Midleton. John studied at Cork Institute of Technology where he graduated with a degree in Culinary Arts and also holds a Business Honours Degree in Hospitality Management. 

John joined the team at Hayfield Manor back in 2013 where he began his journey as a bartender in the Manor Bar. He then moved into the very busy kitchen where he spent 9 months and following this he spent some time in Perrotts Garden Bistro. He then took up the role as
 Duty Manager where he did an excellent job which has led him to the promotion of Conference & Banqueting Manager. Currently John holds the role of Operations Manager. He has already achieved tremendous success throughout his career and studies. It is a pleasure to work with John as he always brings a positive attitude to work.


Ieva Urbutyte

Ieva a native of Lithuania made the journey to Ireland to visit her brother 10 years ago. She quickly fell in love with the culture & lifestyle of Cork which resulted in Ieva packing her bags to make Cork her new home.

Luckily for us, Ieva’s first job in Ireland was at Hayfield Manor. She began her work journey in housekeeping before making the transition to food service. Her passion for hospitality and dedication to exceeding expectations resulted in further promotion to breakfast manager of Orchids.

Click here to watch Ieva's story.