• Clare Warke

6 Reasons Why You Should Consider A Career As A Chef...

According to new data released by NIJobs.com, demand for chefs has more than doubled over the past 5 years. Jobs for chefs have increased dramatically by up to 117%, reflecting the buoyancy of the economy and Northern Ireland's thriving tourism industry, as hotels & restaurants benefit from the ever increasing ‘dining out’ culture that sees us spend our evenings and weekends socialising and taking in the fantastic atmosphere that our province has to offer.

If you have talent and are willing to work hard, becoming a chef will be a rewarding, fast paced career providing the opportunity to earn a salary ranging from £15k to £35k+ as you climb the ladder. Below we have listed 6 reasons why you should consider a career in the catering and hospitality sector...

1. Opportunities

As well as job satisfaction, becoming a chef offers great career progression possibilities from Commis Chef, Sous chef to Head Chef. The industry is fast paced, allowing individuals to progress rapidly, enhance their skills and pursue their goals...

2. Industry Growth

People will always want to dine out and as the hospitality industry is steadily growing year on year, there will be many new and challenging positions on offer...

3. Global Career

Riada have noticed a considerable increase in skilled chef's and catering professionals relocating to Northern Ireland looking to take advantage of the high quality jobs and lifestyle available...a career as a chef is highly portable, providing you with vital, transferable skills you can utilise in a variety of roles...

4. You Can Specialise

It’s important to remember the opportunity to specialise in the long term if you discover a passion for certain types of cooking and catering – there are plenty of options to branch out and challenge yourself...

5. Creative

Plating up food and creating new dishes is an art in itself, so becoming a chef is a great profession for those creative individuals...

6. Varied hours

Chefs work a variety of hours depending on the establishment. Some restaurants are only open at night, others during the day. Set your hours depending on your lifestyle...

There is no better time to expand your hospitality career in Northern Ireland, with the economy & tourism set to increase rapidly in the lead up & during the 148th Irish Open. Riada specialises in Tourism and Hospitality roles, with our recruitment experts being able to give advice from career prospects, expanding your business, to menu and floor space design.


Sound appealing? Arrange a confidential consultation to discuss your career opportunities today within the hospitality industry by giving Sylvia a call on 028 7032 6600, email a copy of your CV to Hospitality@riadaresourcing.com or visit our website to view our latest vacancies.

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