About – Restaurant & Hospitality Skillnet
The Restaurant & Hospitality Skillnet was established in 2017 by the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) to provide training to those working in restaurants and the wider hospitality industry, from owners to managers, head chefs to commis chefs, and front of house service staff.
Restaurant & Hospitality Skillnet focuses on supporting those in employment within the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry. The Restaurant & Hospitality Skillnet also participate in the Skillnet Ireland Skills Connect programme. This initiative is designed exclusively for unemployed people and includes free training in skills in demand by companies combined with direct access to employers through meaningful work placements.
These courses help members up-skill their current workforce and train those new to their business. This allows each member company remain competitive, retain staff and ensure they have the necessary tools to stay relevant and deliver quality product and customer service in a very competitive industry.
In 2018, the Restaurant & Hospitality Skillnet ran 54 training courses with 910 trainees from over 199 member companies. The trainees who attended the courses were from all levels across the restaurant business, including owners, managers, supervisors, food and beverage staff, and chefs.
For 2021, our goal is to continue to provide training courses to meet the needs of the Restaurant & Hospitality Industry. These training programmes include Professional Kitchen Management, Customer Care, Restaurant & Hospitality MDP, Food & Beverage Skills, Certified Hospitality Programmes and many more.
We also provide in-house Food and Beverage Skills Training with Hospitality Skills Ireland, and discounts for Sommelier and Barista Courses.
To date, the Restaurant & Hospitality Skillnet has trained over 17,890 trainees from over 2,421 member companies.
The Restaurant and Hospitality Skillnet is funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science. For further information on Skillnet Ireland please visit: https://www.skillnetireland.ie/