Chef Training & Events Provide Unique Opportunities for Chef Employers & Suppliers
Against a back-drop of growing crisis around the chef shortage, IFSA made the bold decision to back chefs and provide them with a platform to begin tackling the challenges in the industry themselves. Having carried out an extensive consultation, under the guidance of Ruth Hegarty who has over 15 years’ experience working closely with industry, a group of chefs from across all levels and sectors led the vision for the creation of CHEF NETWORK, which officially launched with IFSA’s backing in February 2016 at Food & Bev Live.
In the 2 years since, Chef Network has brought together almost 2,900 chefs from across the island of Ireland on its online community and continues to grow rapidly. Chefs have gathered from all around the country to discuss how they can make the industry better, attract new entrants and retain talent within the industry, as well as expanding the knowledge and skills of chefs.
Chef Network enters 2018 and its 3rd year with hugely exciting plans for its next stage of development. We are delighted to announce the we have secured Skillnets funding which will support the delivery of professional development training for industry chefs, encompassing Business and People/Leadership Skills as well as Culinary up-skilling.
On 21-22 May the first ever CHEF CAMP will take place, an innovative 2-day Education & Skills camp for chefs of all levels happening at Lough Erne Resort.
All companies who employ chefs can join the Chef Network Skillnet and avail of subsidised innovative training for the chefs. We also have exciting opportunities for Foodservice suppliers to support training courses and sponsor Chef Camp 2018. For all enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out www.chefnetwork.ie
Pictured at Chef Network ‘Kitchen Culture’ event in LinkedIn Dublin: Standing L-R John Cunningham (IFSA Chair), Ruth Hegarty (Chef Network), Mark Anderson (Gather&Gather), Louise McLoughlin (IFSA), Seated L-R Chefs Danni Barry (Clenaghans), JP McMahon (EatGalway), Darina Brennan (Dalata)