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Does a career as a Chef interest you?

But you’ve no idea where to start?

The oven timer has just signaled dinner is ready, the smell of perfectly home cooked food is wafting through the kitchen and you’re patting yourself on the back thinking ‘I should be a chef!’

If you have a passion for cooking and delighting your friends and family with your culinary creations, why not consider a career as a Chef?

With the opportunity to earn a living doing something you love in a rewarding and sociable environment, it's a career path to seriously think about. Did you know trainee chef to head chef salaries can range from £15k to £35k+ as you climb the ladder. We can help you achieve this dream, contact Riada today.

In Northern Ireland the current demand for Chefs is high, in all places of business ranging from cafes to hotels. According to recent figures published by NIJobs, the demand for chefs has increased dramatically by 117%.

What does this tell us? It is an industry where there is a demand for dedicated workers and wanting the right people who can make a difference and take pride in their work. With more hotels and restaurants opening in Northern Ireland than ever before, 6 new restaurants opening in Belfast alone since the start of 2018, the hospitality industry is wanting to move their business’ forward making sure they are ahead of the trend.

With this in mind, working as a chef will mean no two days will be the same and you will be constantly improving your skills set and learning new recipes as you train on the job.

With no previous qualifications needed and full training provided, there is nothing stopping you from kick starting your career or perhaps changing career path.

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 interesting? If you want a confidential discussion about your opportunities within the hospitality industry give Sylvia a call on 028 7032 6600, email a copy of your CV to or visit our website to view our latest vacancies.


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