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Sandra Griselain

Lecturer in HRM & Training and Food & Beverage Studies

  • sgriselain@ait.ie
  • Room: F1611
  • Building: HTL Building
  • Faculty: Faculty of Business & Hospitality

Graduated with first class honors’ degree in Hospitality Tourism Management – AIT, received best student award

Graduated with Post graduate Certificate & Diploma in 3rd level learning & Teaching – DIT (2001 & 2003)

Graduated in Hotel Management - GMIT

12 years Hospitality Industry experience includes:

Hodson Bay & Galway Bay Hotel – HR Manager

Hodson Bay Hotel – Duty Manager

Sheraton Hotel Connecticut, USA – Director of Restaurants (5 years) & Sales Manager (2 years)

Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, USA – Food & beverage

Thistle group of Hotels London –Trainee Food & Beverage Manager

Other experience – Hotel Ard Na Sidhe, Kerry; Great Southern Hotel, Galway

Secured Failte Ireland funding to carry out a graduate needs analysis.

Carried out research titled ‘Industry Expectations of the AIT Hospitality Graduate’. Presented research findings to the HTL department.

Undergraduate:

Human Resource Management

Culinary Leadership & Training

Restaurant Service

Culinary Operations Management

Food & Beverage Management

Oenology

External Examiner for Cork Institute of Technology - Hospitality Studies

External Examiner for Waterford Institute of Technology - Hospitality Studies

Previously externed for Killbegs, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and Dundalk Institute of Technology

Represented and attended the programme development of the Restaruant Management programme

Visit students on placements Coordinate guest lectures on career opportunities in the USA

Engagement with local industry regarding student placements

Engagement with secondary schools

Course Tutor Attended AIT facilitated learning and teaching courses on Assessment Strategies, Moddle, etc

Coordinated events which link to restaurant service moudles to include retirement functions, opening of the International Arena at AIT, 40 Year Anniversary ‘President Gala Dinner’, Graduation dinners, etc

Participated in the ‘Sleep Out for Simon’ fundraiser

  • Biography

    Graduated with first class honors’ degree in Hospitality Tourism Management – AIT, received best student award

    Graduated with Post graduate Certificate & Diploma in 3rd level learning & Teaching – DIT (2001 & 2003)

    Graduated in Hotel Management - GMIT

    12 years Hospitality Industry experience includes:

    Hodson Bay & Galway Bay Hotel – HR Manager

    Hodson Bay Hotel – Duty Manager

    Sheraton Hotel Connecticut, USA – Director of Restaurants (5 years) & Sales Manager (2 years)

    Four Seasons Hotel, Boston, USA – Food & beverage

    Thistle group of Hotels London –Trainee Food & Beverage Manager

    Other experience – Hotel Ard Na Sidhe, Kerry; Great Southern Hotel, Galway

  • Research & Consultancy

    Secured Failte Ireland funding to carry out a graduate needs analysis.

    Carried out research titled ‘Industry Expectations of the AIT Hospitality Graduate’. Presented research findings to the HTL department.

  • Teaching Experience

    Undergraduate:

    Human Resource Management

    Culinary Leadership & Training

    Restaurant Service

    Culinary Operations Management

    Food & Beverage Management

    Oenology

  • Interests & Professional Development

    External Examiner for Cork Institute of Technology - Hospitality Studies

    External Examiner for Waterford Institute of Technology - Hospitality Studies

    Previously externed for Killbegs, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and Dundalk Institute of Technology

    Represented and attended the programme development of the Restaruant Management programme

    Visit students on placements Coordinate guest lectures on career opportunities in the USA

    Engagement with local industry regarding student placements

    Engagement with secondary schools

    Course Tutor Attended AIT facilitated learning and teaching courses on Assessment Strategies, Moddle, etc

    Coordinated events which link to restaurant service moudles to include retirement functions, opening of the International Arena at AIT, 40 Year Anniversary ‘President Gala Dinner’, Graduation dinners, etc

    Participated in the ‘Sleep Out for Simon’ fundraiser