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Restaurant & Hospitality Skillnet Training Courses 2018  

GDPR Staff Awareness Course

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on the 25th of May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive. 

Step 1 to full compliance is the most important step – GET THE STAFF AWARENESS TRAINING COMPLETED NOW.

RAI in partnership with Olive Learning have created a 40 minute online GDPR Staff Awareness course which is underwritten by HFW (one of the world’s top 5 law firms and leaders in data protection legislation). Once all of your staff are awareness trained you can start the next phase which is clearly outlined in Step1.

Restaurant & Hospitality Management Development Programme – NEW!!

This 8 day programme offers current Restaurant supervisors an opportunity to hone their skills and assist in progressing to a manager within a Restaurant/Gastro Pub. It is aimed at complementing the practical experience gained by individuals working in the industry. It provides supervisors with the necessary skills to effectively manage a wide range of restaurant operations.

Dublin Restaurant & Hospitality MDP – Book here -Commencing Thursday 12th April 2018

Kitchen Management Training

Designed by Chefs for Chefs, this one day intensive workshop will guide you through all areas of kitchen management fundamentals, minimum wage increases, affects of Brexit of your business, food costs, food inflation and allergen legislation awareness.  Can you afford not to attend?

Customer Care Training

Looking to delight and up sell to your customers? Our 1 day customer care course recognizes superior selling and customer culture throughout restaurants/ bars and hotels in Ireland attributing to the elimination of customer complaints, substantial increase in delighted customers, increased sales per staff member and increased profits.

Restaurant Induction Bundle – Online Training Course

This Restaurant Association of Ireland online training pack includes all you need to know to be fully inducted and up to speed with the requirements for staff members taking up a job in Hospitality.

Health and Safety Training – NEW Online Training Academy

The RAI and Olive Media have partnered up to bring members a special package of online training courses for your staff including Induction, Manual Handling, Fire Safety, HACCP Food Hygiene & much more. Find more out here

 WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & SpiritsGMIT 

For individuals seeking a core understanding of wines, this qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided. Click here for full details


WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits – Dublin

Harriet Tindal has been teaching WSET courses since 2005 when she became a Programme Provider in East Anglia before returning to Ireland where she heads up Education at Tindal Wine Merchants. Having completed all the WSET qualifications including the Diploma in 2008, Harriet is now immersed in the final stages of her Master of Wine (MW) studies with just the research paper to complete. Recognising the need to bring her subject alive, real life stories taken from her many trips to wine regions across the globe, are integrated into the courses.

WSET Level 2 Award takes place in The Westbury, Dublin on January 16th, 23rd  & 30th. Please contact the office 01 6779901 for more information. 

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines January 2018 – Dublin

For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin. Book online today.

Barista Workshops – Cork

Barista Workshop Level 1

Learn from the beginning what it takes to become a professional barista. You will learn the origins of coffee, milks, coffee machine equipment, beverage recipes and more.

Barista Level 2

Barista level 2 is a more in depth course of the above topics. It is recommended to have completed level 1 beforehand.

Qualified Barista Award

The QBA is a 3 day course that covers Barista level 1, 2 & 1 day of practical work experience.

All of the above Barista courses take place in Barista School Ireland at our Cork location. Barista School Ireland offer RAI members a discounted price for each of the above courses. Onsite Barista training is also available. Please contact the office 01 6779901 for more information.

Food and Beverage Skills Training 

In house Food and Beverage Skills Training with Hospitality Skills Ireland provides an Introduction to Food and Beverage, Understanding Hospitality, Basic terminology, Meet, Greet Seat the guest, How to take a food & drink Order, Carry and clear plates, Carry a tray and Standards of Service. Please contact the office 01 6779901 for more information.


 The Restaurant and Hospitality Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of SKillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills. www.skillnets.ie


Culinary and Hospitality Courses in ETB’s and IOT’s 2018


Culinary Arts – Part Time in GMIT


http://www.dit.ie/studyatdit/part-time/programmescourses/allcourses/cookeryprofessionaldt432d.html  Professional Cookery Skills Development ( P/T)  – Stage 1.

http://www.dit.ie/catalogue/Programmes/Details/DT6432   Professional Cookery Skills Development (P/T)  – Stage 2.

http://www.dit.ie/catalogue/Programmes/Details/DT6433   Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts  – Stage 3.

Part-time Programmes in DIT, Bar Management & Cocktail Making

Part-time Higher Certificate in Hospitality Management – DIT



Diploma in Restaurant Management – Athlone IT


The Hospitality, Education & Training Centre as part of the newly established Limerick & Clare Education and Training Board (LCETB) run a range of day and evening courses.


Irish International Hotel & Catering School offer discount to RAI members for 2 culinary courses commencing this October More information here

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