The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) revealed that restaurants in the country are in dire need of at least 8,000 Chefs. They are forced to invite Chefs from other countries to fill the vacancies. Adrian Cummins, the Chief Executive of RAI stated that the association has requested the government to grant more work permits to non-European citizens.
Accordion to RAI, the number of job vacancies for Chefs is rising by 3,000 every year and the association has asked restaurants to invite foreign workers from anywhere in the world. Currently, the number of job vacancies for Chefs is 8,000. According to the current immigration laws of Ireland, only ethnic restaurants receive Irish work permits for non-EU Chefs.
Cummins stated a large number of Chefs are jobless and sitting idle in the direct provision centers. These Chefs can be permitted to work in Ireland.
RAI announced that it will look for State funding to launch advertising campaigns to target young professionals to work as Chefs. Global Force, a partner of RAI, stated that Chefs de Partie earn an average salary of €30,000 per year while Executive Chefs earn between €45,000 and €70,000. BDO has published an audit which states that 75 percent of the restaurants are positive about the future of the hospitality industry in the country.
Candidates who want to work in Ireland as a Chef have to apply for General Employment Permit. All occupations come under the General Employment Permit. which also include jobs in the hospitality industry.
Candidates need to follow the steps below to apply for an Ireland General Employment Permit:
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