Friday, 26 July 2013

Our Saturday Talent Blog-Ingrid Chaix-Reservations

A South African native, Ingrid studied at Cape Peninsula University in Cape Town, graduating with a diploma in Hospitality Management.  As an avid traveller, a lengthy period of time was dedicated to globetrotting before selecting Ireland as a permanent base in early 2006. Upon joining the Hayfield team, Ingrid spent many a happy day honing her understanding of the Cork accent and welcoming guests personally in her role as receptionist. 
Ingrid has since relocated to the Reservations Department, where the relationships she established at the front desk as the first port of call, continue to ensure she receives a steady stream of repeat enquiries and phone calls! Her skills as a receptionist are called into play every Christmas as she happily mans the fort and welcomes guests, now almost like family, back to celebrate the festive season. 
These brief interludes in the public arena notwithstanding, Ingrid’s key contributions are largely behind the scenes. She enjoys a great rapport with guests and colleagues alike.  A passionate baker, her eager work colleagues are often the delighted recipients of sweet treats and delicious delights – her iced muffins are a particular favourite in the office! Her baking generosity does not extend to herself however and with incredible discipline, Ingrid prefers to bake than indulge in her own cakes. She is an avid & self-confessed fitness fanatic and a familiar face on the marathon circuits around the country. We know we’ll be cheering her on for the Cork City Marathon again next June!  
To further establish her Cork roots, Ingrid recently married French sailing instructor Thomas, whom she met not long after relocating to Ireland. When not working, baking or running, Ingrid will be found out on the high seas with her new husband. 
Luckily for Hayfield Manor, the couple couldn’t be happier with their adopted home country and are here to stay! Ingrid, thank you for so many years of loyal service! 
Ingrid is very busy taking Christmas reservations already, if you wish to book your Christmas package, please ring Ingrid on +353 21 4845621 or alternatively please click on below link for further information Christmas in Cork city.