Mr Martin Devaney is a Culinary Training Officer in the award winning Academy Restaurant within the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He started his career with Trust Houses Forte in 1976 and successfully completed a four-year apprenticeship with the company, acquiring a range of City and Guilds qualifications in both the kitchen and larder and pastry and confectionary.
Following Martin’s apprenticeship, he worked in several 5 Star Hotels and 2 Star Michelin Restaurants throughout Europe and South Africa. In 1992, he started work in education at the Northern Ireland Hotel and Catering College, Portrush, and acquired a range of qualifications culminating in a BSc (Hons) Food Technology at Loughry College in 2006. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Martin has extensive expertise in the development of innovative food ideas for industry. In partnership with other faculties, he has delivered ten Fusion food-based projects. In addition, Martin has worked on two Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and a range of food based studies in conjunction with the School of Biomedical Science which has led to the publication of several journal-based articles.