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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Suits you! Top tailor Louis turns waiter for RTE's Business Show

LOUIS Copeland may be famous for his suits but just don't ask him for a curry.

The top tailor took a break from the buttons to turn his hand at something a little different -- waiting tables.

Louis took on a challenge of swapping careers for a day and found himself at the mercy of diners at a Limerick restaurant, The Cornstone.

"It is quite like what I do, it's not a million miles away from what I do now. You're meeting and greeting and sorting out people's problems and doing what you can to help.

"I knew it was going to be tough enough so I was prepared for it but it wasn't very difficult. I wasn't killed doing it but it was fun," he said.

The tailor got involved in the career change after he was approached by RTE radio to try something different for the Business Show.

Louis was sent to the Cornstone Restaurant in Limerick where he was put through his paces for the night by owner Padraic Frawley.

However, it wasn't all plain sailing for Louis with one slip up landing him in hot water with the head chef Maura Baxter. Instead of the ordered lamb korma, Louis brought a table lamb shank.

But Padraic Frawley, owner of the Cornstone Restaurant, said he was delighted to have Louis on staff for a night. "Louis could sell sand to the Arabs, he had no problems."

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