PMR Preview: Alan O'Hargain

We thought it was fitting during the month of March to spotlight a valued team member in the PMR family: Alan O'Hargain. The reason "why" may be obvious in his name alone, but you can imagine that St. Patrick's Day is a special holiday for him. 

St. Patrick's Day is an important holiday for the foodservice industry in America because it is widely celebrated nationwide, with people often gathering to socialize and eat. The holiday is associated with traditional Irish foods and drinks, such as corned beef and cabbage, Irish soda bread, and Guinness beer, which are popular menu items at many restaurants and bars. Additionally, the holiday provides an opportunity for restaurants and bars to offer themed specials and promotions, which can attract customers and boost sales.

With the additional emphasis placed on the social aspect of this holiday, we thought it would be fun if we interviewed Alan like you were getting to know him like you were out and about on the town with him. See his answers below:

Tell us a bit about yourself. How did you wind up at PMR?

After 10 years of cooking, I needed a change, and a friend of mine who is a foodservice consultant put me in touch with the right people.

What is your favorite restaurant and why?

Restaurant Daniel in New York.They just make 3-star cooking and service seem so relaxed and approachable to the average consumer and guest.

Who are your biggest influences? 

No brown-nosing here, I promise! It has to be Shannon Steward.

What do you enjoy most about working at PMR? 

My colleagues and friends, all 40 of them! The entire group is truly a great bunch of people.

If you could pick three dinner guests, living or dead, who would they be and why?

This is easy: Bono, Anthony Bourdain, and my wife. The first two are personal heroes, and the last is a legend.

Are you a fan of any sports team?

Liverpool ‘football’ club. You’ll Never Walk Alone (YNWA).

What is the one item you can’t leave home without?

Pants and a Hatco Catalogue.

Where did you grow up? Any interesting places you’ve lived throughout your life?

I was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. I eventually landed in Atlanta by way of Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Munich and New York.

Our team is full of great personalities that are eager to share their industry knowledge with you. Click the image below to schedule a personalized menu review with Chef Will in the PMR test kitchen.

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