GIY launch ‘WASTED’ with some of Ireland’s Top Chefs on board

To reduce the 200,000 tonnes of food going to waste in the Irish foodservice sector each year     GIY has joined forces with some of Ireland’s top chefs to launch ‘WASTED’ a national, peer-to-peer education programme for chefs to reduce food waste in the foodservice industry. The initiative is supported by the Department of […]

Chef Network Skillnet to Deliver Professional Development Training for Chefs

Chef Network will now be recognised as an official training body for Ireland’s chefs. The online chef community, with almost 3000 members, has been awarded Skillnets funding to provide professional development training for the sector. The funding will be used to support training across the areas of Personal & Leadership, Business and Culinary Skills for […]

Jump In Jobs In Hotels And Restaurants

Jobs for chefs, hotel workers and restaurant staff are up according to the latest Jobs Index., Ireland’s number one recruitment website, recorded a 22% year on year increase in vacancies in the hotel and catering sector, with fierce competition within the industry to recruit experienced chefs.   The sector’s 9% tourism VAT rate, […]

Community led food initiative announces 16 spaces on innovative professional culinary course

A community led initiative that serves as an educational food hub is to become the first such organisation to launch an internationally recognised certified professional cookery course. An innovative concept, ‘School of Food’ and its first fully certified Professional Cookery programme comes as a response to the shortage of professionally qualified chefs in Ireland. The programme […]

Restaurants Association Of Ireland Calls For The Crisis Shortage Of Chefs To Be Tackled

Shortage of Chefs has now reached crisis levels, and threatens the Hospitality Industry. 5,000 new chefs urgently required each year by 2020. Restaurants Association call for the re-establishment of CERT, the former State Tourism Training Agency. The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) says that there is now a crisis in the shortage ofchefs in the […]