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Who We Are

The Campus Food and Drink Team at Queen's University Belfast

Whether you’re a student looking for a tasty bite to eat or a business looking for a venue to host events and conferences, or a bride-to-be looking for a memorable location for your special day, QUB Campus Food and Drink can help you.

For catering and hospitality enquiries for The Great Hall, Whitla Hall, Riddel Hall get in touch today.

What We Do

Campus Food and Drink is responsible for the delivery of on-campus hospitality at Queen's University.

We also organise special events throughout the year, such as the wildly popular Campus Food Markets.

Campus Food and Drink is also responsible for conference and event hospitality and operational management of Riddel Hall and The Great Hall.

In addition, Campus Food and Drink is responsible for the management of third party food outlets on campus: Junction, Cafe Krem, Clements, Hope Cafe, Deanes at Queen's and Cafe Carberry.

We are also responsible for the management of Students' Union bars and entertainment events.

Meet the Team behind Campus Food and Drink

Are you planning an event and not sure who to get in touch with? Find out more about the team below.

Brian Horgan

Brian Horgan

Head of Campus Food and Drink

Brian Horgan joined the University in 2007 after working for Hilton UK and Hastings Hotels in a variety of locations.

Brian is responsible for hospitality and catering across the Campus, day to day operation of Riddel Hall and Students’ Union Bars and Entertainment as well as relationships with 3rd party caterers.

In his spare time Brian enjoys running after his four year old son and spending time in his home town of Newcastle and exploring the Mournes.

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Kelly Hart

Kelly Hart

Campus Food and Drink Manager

Kelly has a broad remit that includes contract management, Compliance, marketing and social media throughout the department as well as having responsibility for Campus Food Markets and Operations at Riddel Hall.

Kelly also manages the relationship with the third party caterers throughout various locations on Campus.

Kelly has recently been appointed as a Director with The University Caterers Organisation, which is the leading professional membership body of “in-house” caterers operating in the higher and further education sector.

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Stephen Brophy

Stephen Brophy

Riddel Hall Supervisor

Stephen has worked in hospitality for 17 years and has built up incredible experience along the way.

He started in the Hilton Hotel as a casual waiter and worked his way up to Supervisor.

Stephen then worked in the Europa Hotel for two years before joining Queen’s University in October 2011.

He has been the Riddel Hall supervisor from February 2016.

Throughout his career he has strived to deliver excellent customer service on a daily basis for both internal and external customers.

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Odhran O'Neill

Campus Food and Drink Operations Manager

Odhran leads the operational management of the Campus Food and Drink units across the University, with a specific focus on Riddel Hall and The Great Hall.

Odhran delivers conference and banqueting events, weddings and the day-to-day hospitality solutions on campus.

Odhran has a particular focus on large scale catered events and core events across campus such as Winter and Summer Graduations.

As well as managing a diverse team of student staff, full and part-time staff he strives to deliver an efficient, effective and profitable service for the University, whilst ensuring a consistent level of service and safe working environment.

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Nicky Clarke

NICKY CLARKE

Conference and Banqueting Supervisor

Nicky, who was awarded an OBE for services to education recently, is a veteran at Queen’s University, working here for over 25 years. He looks after functions and dinners in the Great Hall and Whitla Hall and has provided an unrivalled service for Heads of State, Presidents, Politicians, Royalty and Celebrities.

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Brian Stewart - Riddel Hall

Brian Stewart

Customer Host at Riddel Hall

Brian has been Customer Host at Riddel Hall since May 2015. He is responsible for delivering a friendly and professional service as well as meeting and greeting event organisers along with with their delegates.

As your Customer Host, Brian will be on hand to help with the smooth running of your event, whether that is a small private dinner or a large conference.

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Stephen Anderson

Students' Union Bars and Entertainment Manager

Stephen is the Bars and Entertainment Manager at Queen’s University Belfast Students’ Union.

He manages all the Bars and Entertainment throughout the SU, including the iconic Mandela Hall.

Stephen has been responsible for bringing in a number of gigs, including highly-sought after artists like Jess Glynne.

He has been Bars and Entertainment Manager for a decade and is heavily involved in, and regularly engages with, the elected Students’ Union body.

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Gary Daly

Gary Daly

Customer Host at Campus Food and Drink

Gary works across a number of sites at Queen’s and is based mainly in the Great Hall in both an operational and administrative capacity.

He can advise on hospitality requirements for events both at the Great Hall and Riddel Hall.

Gary has an interest in the environment and sustainability, stemming from his time at Queen’s as a geography graduate and heads up both department's Green Impact teams.

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THOMAS BREEN

Conference & Bookings Officer

Thomas joined the team in May 2018 after working in a successful regional hotel for several years.

Thomas is based at Riddel Hall and deals with internal and external conferences and events.

He has a degree in hospitality management, with vast experience in event planning, for both small meetings and large scale conferences. He would love to discuss Riddel Hall with you, and the possibilities this unique location holds for your events.

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Siân Cargo

Siân Cargo

Office Co-Ordinator

Siân joined the team in January 2019, from a busy facilities position in Kainos Software LTD.

As office Co-Ordinator based in the Great Hall Siân processes all catering requirements for the main campus and beyond!

She is happy to answer all questions and queries regarding requirements from small meetings to large conferences and gala dinners.

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