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Introducing Assistant Hotel Manager Matt Garland



Living in Cornwall all of his life, Matt started working in hospitality when he was fifteen years old at Penmorva Manor in Budock. Enjoying the customer service and buzz of hospitality at a young age, Matt went on to work at The Greenbank as a part-time waiter when he was seventeen to fund his college art degree.

After his first day at college, he realised that he wouldn’t be able to fund his lifestyle doing art. He wanted to start earning some money and start a career. He left college to pursue a full time career at The Greenbank and worked his way up. Split shifts seemed to work for Matt’s lifestyle, as it meant he could get a surf in every day.

Working his way up the ladder, Matt started as a waiter, to then become a Training Junior Manager, Duty Manager, Restaurant Manager, Food Service Manager, Food and Beverage Manager and eventually to where he is now: The Greenbank Assistant Hotel Manager. Matt feels very lucky to have been given fantastic career opportunities at The Greenbank, during his fourteen years at the hotel.

What watersports do you love/recommend?

I absolutely love surfing. The buzz you get when you catch a wave is second to none. I would also recommend sailing, as it’s such a spectacular sport.

What makes Falmouth so special to you?

I was born in the area of Falmouth and spent most of my life on the Falmouth beaches, especially as a kid! My family are also very close, which is important to me. I then met my wife in Falmouth. So it’s special for all kinds of reasons.

What Cornish delicacy is your favourite?

There’s just so many! My top would have to be hog’s pudding, a large Choaks or Ann’s Pasty, Healeys Cyder, or seafood – lots and lots of seafood. It really is the best in Cornwall.

Can you sum up Cornwall in 5 words?

There’s no place like home.

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