The TrustDish Team

At TrustDish, our team is comprised of highly skilled individuals with diverse backgrounds in hospitality, sales, business development, technology, food safety, marketing, and more. These experienced professionals form the backbone of our organisation.

As TrustDish embarks on its mission to transform lives, you will frequently encounter these four individuals at the heart of TrustDish HQ.

Shannen O'Reilly

Co-Founder & CEO, TrustDish

Shannen is a promoter/shareholder with a unique skill set that combines her academic background in BSc Early Years and Childhood Studies with her passion for business and innovation. With a Masters in Food Business and Innovation, she has the knowledge and expertise to identify market gaps in the food industry and develop solutions that meet the needs of consumers.

Her experience working for global company BWG Foods (SPAR), and her own family business has given her valuable insight into the food industry and the challenges faced by businesses in this sector. It was while working with SPAR that she identified a gap in the market for an effective, fit-for-purpose allergen management system. This inspired her to develop TrustDish.

Kevin O'Regan

Chief Operational Manager, TrustDish

Having worked through his Cathal Brugha St. years in the Horse and Jockey Hotel and The Harbour Master Bar & Restaurant, Kevin worked in Australia for a year before moving to London where he worked in Harvey Nichols 5th floor restaurant for 3 years before moving to Pellegrino, one of world’s top 50 restaurant Wolseley as sous chef.

After moving home in the 00’s he headed up Liberty Grill in Cork City for a few years before opening Electric Bar & Restaurant with Ernest Cantillon and Denis O’Mulllan.

After Electric, he opened Chapel Steps with Sean & Siobhan O’Reilly quickly gaining local acclaim. In year 2 they received a Michelin recommendation and multiple reviews. They have since moved on from the restaurant and opened a pair of food trucks again to local and national acclaim, winning ‘National Burger Of The Year’ and ‘Best Burger’ in Munster over the past 2 years.

Rachel O'Reilly

Food Allergy Expert, TrustDish

Rachel is an MSc Human Resources Student at University College Cork.  She is the daughter and sister of the founders of TrustDish. She has had a severe peanut allergy from a very young age, and does not remember life without this allergy. She is in the top 20% of worst allergic reactions, having to carry 2 EpiPens around with her daily. She is both anaphylactic when peanuts are injected, and her allergy is airborne.

Over the years, she has struggled with dining in restaurants, both in Ireland and abroad. She has been turned away from restaurants many times once peanut allergy was mentioned, making her feel like a burden to whomever she is dining with at the time and such restaurant attitudes have made her feel excluded. Rachel plays a crucial role in formulating the user experience of the app within TrustDish.

Sean O'Reilly

Co-Founder & Chairman Of The Board, TrustDish

Sean is a promoter/shareholder with over 30 years of experience in the Food Retail sector, having run several successful businesses, including his two forecourts a restaurant, and a number of food outlets.  

Sean’s experience as a parent to a child with a life-threatening food allergy and his background as a business owner plays a crucial role in TrustDish. His personal experience with food allergies has given him a unique perspective on the importance of proper food allergen communication and management systems and the need for increased awareness around allergen management.

This App Will Change Lives

TrustDish, an allergen management system for people dining out, scooped an accolade at UCC’s annual Ignite Awards.

Shannen O’Reilly of TrustDish won the Bank of Ireland Investor Pathway Award.

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