August President’s Report

Dear Member, It was “Good Friday” for the restaurant business with the decision to allow restaurants to open on this day in the future. It really was a small step in the right direction for our business. It was never going to make or break us, but personal I feel…

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Senior Executive – Training

Senior Executive Development Programme Restaurants Association of Ireland in partnership with Optimum Results are running a Senior Executive Development Programme Starting 5th September 2017.   COURSE OVERVIEW This intensive and practical training programme has been tailored according to the specific needs of busy restaurant owners and managers. Attendees will participate…

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President’s Report July

Dear Member, I hope the season is in full swing for everyone, and let’s hope the good weather we had last week is not the end of our summer weather. Unfortunately, the chef storage crisis is not going away. The question I know a lot of people ask is “why…

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Business Insurance

Commercial Insurance Has your insurance premium increased in the past three years? Are claims against your premises being settled without your knowledge? What can be done to tackle the cost of business insurance in Ireland? We want to hear from you. Please take just 5 minutes of your time to…

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Salmonella Information Guide

Salmonella Information Guide   Introduction: Cater Care is very mindful that all food handlers practise in the safest possible manner be it in your own domestic environment or indeed for commercial purposes. The provision of safe food and the protection of customers and family is of utmost importance among food operators…

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Presidents Report June 2017

Presidents Report   I must start my report by giving a special mention to all those involved in the Irish Restaurant Awards night in the Clayton Burlington Road on the 8th of May, and all the events team headed up by Katie Norris, on their professionalism on the night. We…

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Presidents Report – May 2017

I hope the general good weather we have been getting around the country has been a positive impact on business. Every year I find myself checking the calendar to see what date Easter falls on knowing if it is too near set Patrick’s Day it not good for business, this…

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Presidents report – April 2017

I was delighted to be elected president of the RAI in the wonderful Ashford castle on the 6th of March. I was born and reared in kinsale, was also born into the industry. My father bought our restaurant 46 years ago and since then we have seen the up and…

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